Black Witch Moon
Tyburn, 1625. A young woman hanged as a witch. A doctor plagued by nightmares.
Wracked by guilt, Robert Winter struggles with the notion that a witch may have been wrongly accused. But if that is so, what can he do about it?
When strange things begin to happen, Winter’s understanding of good and evil are put to the test. Compelled to choose one or the other, he soon learns that taking sides is the least of his problems…
In this horror series set in London, the novella Black Witch Moon is book #1 in the Black Witch Saga.
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Author Bio –
Colin Garrow grew up in a former mining town in Northumberland. He has worked in a plethora of professions including: taxi driver, antiques dealer, drama facilitator, theatre director and fish processor, and has occasionally masqueraded as a pirate. All Colin’s books are available as eBooks and most are also out in paperback, too. His short stories have appeared in several literary mags, including SN Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, Word Bohemia, Every Day Fiction, The Grind, A3 Review, 1,000 Words, Inkapture and Scribble Magazine. He currently lives in a humble cottage in North East Scotland where he writes novels, stories, poems and the occasional song
Social Media Links – https://linktr.ee/colingarrow
I’m not quite sure if this is a ghost story or not. The witch Lizzie was hung until dead, but she appeared to be alive. It confused me a little. However, I went with it and carried on reading and it’s definitely about a vengeful woman that’s for sure. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned and she had certainly been scorned!
I quite liked the characters and Robert Winter seems like the perfect person to have as the hero in the book. He’s a psychiatric doctor and he never quite believes what he’s seeing, or not seeing. Especially being the sort of doctor he is. Does he need locking up for seeing things or is Lizzie really alive? The questioning of himself and whether he did the right thing also plays a huge part in this book and I don’t think we ever really get the right answer. His fear radiates off the page and for me that is what made the book what it is.
Lizzie is the scorned witch, but is she witch? Is she not a witch? Is she alive, is she dead? I don’t think we ever really know, but the suspense of not knowing definitely helps to set the atmosphere for the book.
Would I recommend this book? Yes I would, if you wanted something a little different, a bit suspenseful and gritty, a nice quick read as well, then this is just what you need.