Robyn Crowe just wants to take some time for herself to cope with her grief after the death of her husband. Her sister offers her the use of her coastal cottage near a sleepy village, which seems perfect. That is until the secrets lurking in the walls make their way into the real world, turning the seeming safe haven into something truly frightening.
The Malan Witch is a horror story that shows the return of a woman who was burned alongside her sister for witchcraft. There was little left of them to be buried after the flames and the crows, but the crows have returned. Now what I immediately loved is the fact that Robyn’s last name is crow, which ties her into the story in an intriguing way. While she is staying in the house the spirit of one of the sisters is released and this spirit will stop at nothing to find her still trapped sister. Robyn is the only one who stands in the way of her reuniting with her sister, which means Robyn may be in danger.
As someone who loves witches and the history of witchcraft, I was drawn to this story. Beyond that love I also have previously read works by Catherine Cavendish and enjoy her horror writing. This story is cleverly written and will make you jump, which I think is a wonderful way to gauge how frightening something is. This was a fun read for me and if you like witches and horror this is something you will also enjoy. You can pre-order your copy of The Malan Witch today.