Hour of the Witch

It took me a while to get into this book.  I thought it was going to be about witchcraft and I was not anxious to read about that topic. But given that the book was written by this particular author, made me pursue it since I have  read almost everything that he has written.  His research into the timing is impeccable.


This is the story of Mary Deering,who lived in Boston in the 1600s, married to a monstrous man by the name of Thomas Deerfield. Because of his cruelty, she wished to divorce him. Because of the times, she didn’t have a chance in proving her case.  Because of his cruelty and his ability to deceive, she was eventually tried as a witch.  


This book is well worth reading and I thoroughly enjoyed the audio.