Trace of Evil


      Trace of Evil
A riveting mystery that introduces a bold and audacious rookie detective assigned to hunt for a killer who is haunted by the past in this gripping murder case Natalie Lockhart always knew she was going to be a cop A rookie detective on the Burning Lake police force, she was raised on the wisdom of her chief of police father These cases will haunt you if you let them Grief doesn t come with instructions.But the one thing her father couldn t teach her was how to handle loss Natalie s beloved sister was viciously murdered as a teenager, and she carries the scars deep in her heart Although the killer was locked up, the trace evidence never added up, and Natalie can t help wondering is the past really behind her As the newest member on the force, Natalie is tasked with finding nine missing persons who ve vanished off the face of the earth, dubbed the Missing Nine One night, while following up on a new lead, she comes across a savage crime that will change everything.Daisy Buckner a popular schoolteacher, wife to a cop, and newly pregnant lies dead on her kitchen floor As Natalie hunts for Daisy s killer in the wake of the town s shock, her search leads to a string of strange clues about the Missing Nine, about Daisy s secret life, and reviving fresh doubts about her sister s murder.As the investigation deepens, Natalie s every move risks far reaching consequences for the victims, for the town of Burning Lake, and for herself.Spellbinding and gripping, Trace of Evil is a novel of twisting suspense that will leave you breathless New Read Trace of Evil [ by ] Alice Blanchard [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Alice Blanchard is the award winning author of Trace of Evil, Darkness Peering, A Breath After Drowning, The Breathtaker, Life Sentences and The Stuntman s Daughter, for which she won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction She has received a PEN Award, a New Letters Literary Award and a Centrum Fellowship Trace of Evil was chosen as anBest Mystery Thriller for December, an Indie Next Pick, a Loanstars Top Pick and a CrimeReads Magazine Books You Should Read in December Darkness Peering was a New York Times Notable Book and a Barnes Noble Best Mystery Her thriller The Breathtaker was an official selection of NBC s Today Show Book Club Her work has been published in 17 countries Trace of Evil is the first novel in the Natalie Lockhart series which follows a female rookie detective investigating the death of a popular high school teacher that has eerie ties to the murder of a teenage girl 20 years ago The series will unearth an even darker story involving a history of witch accusation and obsession with black magic deep in the woods of the idyllic suburban community of Burning Lake, New York.Website www.aliceblanchard.comInstagram www.instagram.com aliceblanchard.author Twitter twitter.com AliceBooks333

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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • Trace of Evil
  • Alice Blanchard
  • English
  • 21 October 2018
  • 1250205719

10 thoughts on “ Trace of Evil

  1. says:

    Witchcraft, a brutal murder, and secrets buried in a sleepy town s past With TRACE OF EVIL, Blanchard expertly weaves mystery and spine tingling suspense A tense, nail biter of a thriller Many thanks to the author and publisher for the advance read.

  2. says:

    I had a hard time getting through this one because the writing is mediocre It s was a paint by numbers novel with characters that didn t come to life because the author relies on info dumps of telling us a lot of background I should have liked Detective Natalie Lockhart She cares about people who have struggled in life because of lack of money or abusive parents, but because I was TOLD she cares about people who ve had it rough instead of being SHOWN she cares through her actions, she didn t I had a hard time getting through this one because the writing ...

  3. says:

    Trace of Evil unfolds in a sleepy tourist town near the Adirondack Mountains, in upstate New York The tourist flock to see where 3 local witches were supposedly killed in the days of the witch hunts and Salem witch trials Because of the ties to witches there has always been an interest in the occult and black magic and s...

  4. says:

    In order to get to understand Natalie Lockhart you need to know two things about her where she comes from and her family.Burning Lake is a small town in upstate New York, mostly famous for the burning of three innocent women convicted of witchcraft which happened in 1712 Their accusers later admitted it had all been made up For years this event remained buried in town history until a book about the witch trials came out and put the town on the map Hundreds of tourists come to visit its In order to get to understand Natalie Lockhart you need to know two things about her where she comes from and her family.Burning Lake is a small town in upstate New York, mostly famous for the burning of three innocent women convicted of witchcraft which happened in 1712 Their accusers later admitted it had all been made up For years this event remained buried in town history until a book about the witch trials came out and put the town on the map Hundreds of tourists come to visit its occult shops selling magic kits, spellbooks and souvenir cauldrons Dabbling in witchcraft was something of a rite of passage in Burning Lake and Natalie herself went through a witchy phase.Another thing you need to know about Natalie is that she is the youngest of three sisters, and her o...

  5. says:

    4.5 stars.Alice Blanchard s new novel, Trace of Evil is a terrific, atmospheric mystery, full of twists and turns, and it s a great start to what I hope will be a new series.Natalie Lockhart is a rookie detective in her hometown of Burning Lake, NY a town which almost rivaled Salem, MA back in the day with the presence of witches Kids and adults like still dabble in witchcraft, and there s been some unfounded rumors of satanism through the years.Like any rookie cop in Burning Lake, Natalie is 4.5 stars.Alice Blanchard s new novel, Trace of Evil is a terrific, atmospheric mystery, full of twists and turns, and it s a great start to what I hope will be a new series.Natalie Lockhart is a rookie detective in her hometown of Burning Lake, NY a town which almost rivaled Salem, MA back in the day with the presence of witches Kids and adults like still dabble in witchcraft, and there s been some unfounded rumors of satanism through the years.Like any rookie cop in Burning Lake, Natalie is tasked with looking into the nine cold cases of local transients that have gone missing through the years But just as she starts making some promising headway, Daisy Buckner, the wife of a fellow police detective, a popular high school teacher, and one of her older sister s best friends, is murdered.While there appears to be a pretty clear suspect in Daisy s murder, they end up in a coma shortly after Daisy s body is discovered But theNatalie digs into the murder, theconfusi...

  6. says:

    I am the first to admit when i am feeling skeptical about a book and this was one of those times I have been having trouble getting into thrillers lately so I was nervous about this one, however I ended up being pleasantly surprisedTrace of Evil is a brilliantly crafted mystery novel that lures you into the witchcraft and cold cases of a small town With so much on the line, the lead detective Natalie, finds herself in the middle of solving two cases at once, both equally fascinatingI worried I am the first to admit when i am feeling skeptical about a book and this was one of those times I have been having trouble getting into thrillers lately so I was nervous about this one, however I ended up being pleasantly surprisedTrace of Evil is a brilliantly crafted mys...

  7. says:

    Atmospheric and creepy, this is the perfect thriller for a dark autumn night Natalie Lockhart is a police officer in he town where she grew up, and is investigating the murder of a woman she s known all her life, the best friend of one of her sisters Natalie s other sister was murdered twenty years ago, and her death hangs over the current case The town is also haunted by it s history of executing suspected witches, and generations of teen girls have experimented with magic and witchcraft I Atmospheric and creepy, this is the perfect thriller for a dark autumn night Natalie Lockhart is a police officer in he town where she grew up, and is investigating the murder of a woman she s known all her life, the best friend of one of her sisters Natalie s other sister was murdered twenty years ago, and her death hangs over the current case The town is also haunted by it s history of executing suspected witches, and generations o...

  8. says:

    Thank you to Minotaur Books for the gifted copy Natalie Lockhart is a detective in her hometown of Burning Lake, NY The town has a history with the occult, having been the site of the killings of 3 accused witches centuries ago Wicca and covens are popular, especially with the local teenagers Natalie herself experimented with it as a teen Now as an adult, she tasked with investigating nine cold cases, as well as the recent murder of local teacher, Daisy Buckner, who is also a friend of her Thank you to Minotaur Books for the gifted copy Natalie Lockhart is a detective in her hometown of Burning Lake, NY The town has a history with the occult, having been the site of the killings of 3 accused witches centuries ago Wicca and covens are popular, especially with the local teenagers Natalie herself experimented with it as a teen Now as an adult, she tasked with investigating nine cold cases, as well as the recent murder of local teacher, Daisy Buckner, who is also a friend of her sister Grace Natalie must figure out ...

  9. says:

    By romancebooksandA bit of spooky a bit of family so much mystery and you will never know where this story is going it says its the first book in the series so i m expecting muchfrom Natalie seeing where she goes from here and what new mystery s and heartaches will be in her future perfect Halloween read to curl up with though since this book actually does not come out until December maybe pretend it s Halloween not to scary only minimal romance you will love it so get on picking By romancebooksandA bit of spooky a bit of family so much mystery and you will never know where this story is going it says its the first book in the series so i m expecting muchfrom Natalie seeing where she goes from here and what new mystery s and heartaches will be in her future perfect Halloween read to curl up with though since this book actually does not come out until December maybe pretend it s Hallowe...

  10. says:

    This book is gripping from start to finish There are several different mysteries that swirl around the town of Burning Lake, from the most recent murder to a string of serial murders that are handed down to the most rookie cop on the city s police force The story is intricate and complicated but Ms Blanchard 100 percent pulls it off The characters are well written particularly Natalie and the setting is well described There is a bit of gruesomeness in the story, but it s not over the top This book is gripping from start to finish There are several different mysteries that swirl around the town of Burning Lake, from the most recent murder to a string of serial murders that are handed down to the most rookie cop on the city s pol...

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