By: Jennifer McMahon
Ashford, Vermont looks like a typical New England town, but it is far from that to those… that are part of the underworld it’s known as Burntown.
As a little girl Eva Sandeski, (Necco) was her dad’s shadow as he worked on his inventions in his work-shop. He even had plans that were stolen from Thomas Edison. It was a machine that if built was supposed to be enable you to speak with the dead. According to her mother Lily, this is what got her father, respected professor, Dr. Miles Sandeski murdered. Necco always thought this claim was just her mother’s snuff-induced paranoia. Necco and her mother became part of the underground at Burntown after the great flood and the murder of her father and brother and it was here her mother became introduced to the powerful herb “devil’s snuff” by the fire-eaters (a group of mystical women, living off the grid). During another event of her mother’s paranoia she warned Necco they were in danger of being found by someone known as Snake-Eyes. She dismissed it as simply a ranting until her mother died and then her boyfriend Hermes (Matthew) was found dead. Suddenly she believes her mother was right and she finds herself on the run from someone called Snake-eyes.
This book is definitely not for the faint at heart. Once you get all the characters in place it will have you sitting on the edge of your seat, biting your nails as you turn the next page. It has suspense, murder and paranormal all wrapped together.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook for free by the publisher, Double Day through Net Galley, blogger review program, for an honest review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.