Friday, May 28, 2021

Hour of the Witch

 Hour of the Witch

Author: Chris Bohjalian

Narrator: Grace Experience and cast

Publisher: Random House Audio

Year: 2021

Mary Deerfield is a young woman in Puritanical Boston. She’s married to Thomas, an older and well to do man. By all accounts Mary is a good wife, stepmother, and pious woman. She just hates getting physically abused when her husband gets drunk. When Thomas stabs Mary in the hand with a fork, she realizes that Thomas will eventually kill her one day. She decides to divorce him instead. That idea doesn’t go over too well in the male-dominated Puritan community and soon whispers of Mary being involved in witchcraft begin. 

I’m guessing author Chris Bohjalian did tons of reach in order to write this book. He seems to have gotten all the details of the time period, including the language, down. Mary is a woman ahead of her time. She has thoughts, opinions, and desires. She doesn’t want to be a victim. 

I liked the over-all plot and the narration lead by Grace Experience was excellent. But the story just dragged a little too much for me. I expected more of a thriller and instead got a lot of talking about forks. This is perfect for readers who love historical fiction with a little side of legal thriller or who are intrigued with New England’s witchcraft hysteria. 
⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 for me because it was a tad to slow for my taste. 

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