Witch Hunt

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by Wendy Corsi Staub

Witch Hunt

Abbey Hanover's parents have just inherited a run-down old house in Seacliffe, Massachusetts. Being forced to spend the summer there is bad enough, but the place gives Abbey the creeps. Especially when she learns that Felicity Crane, a teenaged girl who lived there 300 years before, was falsely accused of being a witch...and hanged.

Then Abbey meets Zachariah, a guy who wears weird-looking clothes and talks strangely. So does Elspeth, who breaks into Abbey's house one night and threatens her with a knife. Soon Abbey makes a shocking discovery: Zachariah and Elspeth are really time travelers from the long-ago past!

Now, as Abbey suddenly finds herself hurtling back through time, she meets the real Felicity Crane. Can Abbey save Felicity from the hangman's noose...or will she be the one who's branded as a witch--and sentenced to die?

"This time-travel suspense novel has an extra twist. Not only does the narrator, Abbey Harmon, find herself traveling back to the days of the Salem witch trials, but also she leaves her own reality in 1963, giving teen readers a good look at what life was like when their parents were in high school. Staub provides a good mix of history, humor, and romance as well as a high level of suspense without gratuitous violence as Abbey searches for a way to alter history and save Felicity Crane and an unidentified stranger (who turns out to be Abbey herself) from being hung as witches. Abbey is intelligent, witty, and believable, without being too good to be true. The 1960s family dynamic is right on target, and the author handles the vagaries of time travel in a convincing and consistent manner. A refreshing step-up from much that's available for young adults who read horror fiction." Jeanne Triner, Booklist

About the Author:
New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than eighty novels, best known for the single title psychological suspense novels she writes under her own name. Those novels and the women's fiction she writes under the pseudonym Wendy Markham also frequently appear on the USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Bookscan bestseller lists.
Wendy will launch MUNDY’S LANDING, her fourth suspense trilogy for Harpercollins, in 2015 as well as LILY DALE, a new hardcover cozy mystery series for Crooked Lane.
A two-time finalist for the prestigious Simon and Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award, she’s won the 2008 RT Award for Career Achievement in Suspense, the 2007 RWA-NYC Golden Apple Award for Lifetime Achievement, an RWA Rita award, and five WLA Washington Irving Prizes for Fiction.
She previously published a dozen adult suspense novels with Kensington Books as well as the acclaimed young adult series LILY DALE with Walker/Bloomsbury. Earlier in her career, she published in a broad range of genres under her own name and various pseudonyms, and has co-authored and ghostwritten for a number of celebrities. Wendy lives in the New York City suburbs with her husband and sons.

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Google Category: Media > Books > Fiction > Children's Books

Pages: 256


Sales Rank: 545914

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