A Gregor Demarkian mystery--contains a little feminist agenda but doesn't detract from the story of a murder at a retreat during a hurricane. Love Haddam's characterizations. The recurring characters feel like old friends.
When former FBI agent Gregor Demarkian arrives in Bellerton, North Carolina, the town is reeling from the impact of a violent hurricane--and something infinitely more terrifying. An infant has been found murdered on the grounds of Bonaventura, a controversial retreat for gay women that has become the subject of endless rumors of Satan worship and other godless goings-on. Ginny Marsh swears she saw two of the camp't women kill her daughter in a ritual sacrifice. But to the police, it's Ginny herself who is the prime suspect. Now, as Gregor Demarkian sets out to discover the truth, he'll find himself facing a trial by fire in a town whose troubles are only beginning. For it looks like more than one person in Bellerton has a motive for murder....
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