Can’t Wait Wednesday – Spotlight on THE WICKED DEEP by Shey Ernshaw


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is THE WICKED DEEP by Shey Ernshaw.  I don’t know if it’s just because we’re moving toward fall and Halloween and so witches are on my mind, but everything about this story just appeals to me so much. I mean, seriously…condemned witches who come back from the dead once a year to exact revenge on the town that condemned them? Wow!


THE WICKED DEEP by Shey Ernshaw

Publication Date:  March 6, 2018


From Goodreads:

Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic meets the Salem Witch trials in this haunting story about three sisters on a quest for revenge—and how love may be the only thing powerful enough to stop them.

Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…

Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

30 replies
  1. sydneyeditor1
    sydneyeditor1 says:

    Oh my, that is a wonderful cover and blurb! I like the mix of Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic, and Penny intrigues me. I know there’s a romance here, but I like how she is the focus of this blurb on her own in a way, you know? Great pick Suzanne!

  2. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    I see the word “witch’ and I cannot resist! This sounds really good too! And I love the cover. This one is going on my wish list right now. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    I absolutely LOVE the cover for this book. I’m always a bit worried about books that deal with magic and witches because I’ve read a few that were actually kind of offensive (I’m Wiccan), and kind of give the wrong idea. This one sounds like it could be really amazing, though, so I’m definitely looking forward to checking this one out!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      The cover is so gorgeous. Yeah, I’m hopeful this will be handled in a non-offensive way. I’ve not heard anything negative about it yet, so fingers crossed!

  4. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    This was added to my TBR as soon as I read the first line. I love witches and witch books and the witch trials. I think this will be fabulous.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I just happened across it this week and that cover caught my eye. I also just finished The Rules of Magic, which is about witches, so I think I just have them on the brain right now, lol. I wish this one came out sooner.

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