Hear ye, hear ye, fans of supernatural thrillers and urban fantasies. Gideon by debut author Alex Gordon will satisfy all of your witchy needs in the perfect blend of Preston & Child meets Kim Harrison.
When Lauren’s father dies, she makes a shocking discovery: the man she knew as John Reardon was once a completely different person, with a completely different name. The only clues she has are an old photograph, some letters, and the name of a town—Gideon. But someone—or something—doesn’t want her to discover the truth. When she makes her way to Gideon, she discovers that nothing in this small Midwestern town is what it seems, including time itself. Two hundred years ago, a witch was burned at the stake, but in this town, the past feels all too chillingly present.
Gordon really reinvents the usual witch mythology with this novel, and does a phenomenal job establishing a sleepily menacing feeling for the town right from the very beginning. I definitely recommend it for fans of Deborah Harkness and Paula Brackston.