Booke of the Hidden

Booke of the Hidden

by Jeri Westerson

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Overview

“Westerson creates an utterly believable history of witches, demons, and magic for her claustrophobic New England village including a heroine with enough spark, smarts, and stubbornness to keep both the bad guys and the deliciously dangerous love-interest on their toes.” —Kat Richardson, author of the Greywalker series

To get a fresh start away from a bad relationship, Kylie Strange moves across the country to open a shop in a seemingly quiet town in rural Maine. During renovations on Strange Herbs&Teas, she discovers a peculiar and ancient codex, The Booke of the Hidden, bricked into the wall. Every small town has its legends and unusual histories, and this artifact sends Kylie right into the center of Moody Bog’s biggest secret.

While puzzling over the tome’s oddly blank pages, Kylie gets an unexpected visitor—Erasmus Dark, an inscrutable stranger who claims to be a demon, knows she has the book, and warns her that she has opened a portal to the netherworld. Kylie brushes off this nonsense, until a series of bizarre murders put her, the newcomer, at the center. With the help of the demon and a coven of witches she befriends while dodging the handsome but sharp-eyed sheriff, Kylie hunts for a killer—that might not be human.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635760491
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Series: Booke of the Hidden Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 374,056
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Los Angeles native and award-winning author Jeri Westerson writes the critically acclaimed Crispin Guest Medieval Mysteries, historical novels, paranormal novels, and LGBT mysteries. To date, her medieval mysteries have garnered thirteen industry award nominations, from the Agatha to the Shamus. Visit bookeofthehidden.com.

Suzanne Elise Freeman spent her childhood watching her father act on stage, and causing mischief in the booth while he was on-air for the local radio station. She inherited her love of storytelling from him (even playing his daughter in On Golden Pond), and her passion for reading from her mother.

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Booke of the Hidden 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the people, demons and the fall background! Very enjoyable reading. Now to try out her medieval books. But I’ll be back for more of Lylie and her demon.
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BuriedUnderBooks More than 1 year ago
Generally speaking, I don't gravitate towards witchy books but this one had a couple of things going for it before I even started---the description sounds awesome and I already knew I'd enjoy this because it's written by Jeri Westerson. If you ask me, Ms. Westerson is one of those authors who is way under-recognized and I've been happy with everything by her I've ever read. When Kylie finds that book, she does what anybody would do, she opens it. What follows---a coven of witches, a possible demon, murder and a bit of romance---turn this find into something quite out of the ordinary but Kylie keeps her cool, for the most part, and her interactions with Erasmus are often laugh out loud funny. Even the name of the town, Moody Bog, draws out a smile and, while the pacing is a little on the slow side, I chalk that up mostly to setting things up for the books to come. I came to feel really attached to the kind of creepy but appealing Moody Bog and its inhabitants and to the story that leads Kylie and her new "friends" down a most unlikely path on the way to solving the murder. So, did Booke of the Hidden live up to its description? Yes, it certainly did and its essential differences from Ms. Westerson's other work make this a really fun departure from her straightforward historical mysteries. Despite my slight aversion to witch-related stories, I'll definitely be back for the next book in the series.
PPriest More than 1 year ago
This book is not the type of book I usually read, but since Ms. Westerson wrote it, and I love everything else she's written that I've read (Crispin's medieval novels, etc.), I wanted to give this a shot, and I'm glad I did! It's full of action and intrigue, intensely scary parts and even some romance, which makes it all good. I love the tea shop idea - we don't have them where I live, and I can envision having a great cup of amazing tea there. I am looking forward to the 2nd book in this series, to read not only what Ms. Westerson has in store for us, but to see how the relationships progress.