Living near London in the first half of the twentieth century gives most readers a sense of the setting. However, living in a swampy area creates an environment based on superstition and witchcraft.
Briony Larkin has guilt issues. She feels responsible for her twin sister’s lack of development due to a childhood injury and also her stepmother’s death. What really happened?
Briony and Rose Larkin are the unusual twin daughters to the local Reverend. For years, Briony lived as the wolfgirl of the swamp while Rose seemed to be a lost immature child. Since their mother died giving birth to the twins, the Reverend struggles raising with these two.
Finally, the two sisters are developing love interests and their relationship with their community is becoming strained, especially when a suspected with is hung. After her death, since the body did not turn to dust, that was the proof that the red haired woman was innocent.
Briony has the gift of second sight and can view when someone will die. She also sees spirits, brownies, and creatures that normal people do not even know exist. She doesn’t want to die by being accused of being a witch, so she has the constant challenge of not fitting in, when she truly feels that she never