Also by this author: Eternity, Mother, The Ghosts of Ravencrest, The Crimson Corset
It’s springtime at Ravencrest Manor. Flowers are blooming, Belinda is seething, and an invisible lover celebrates the Rites of Spring with anyone, willing or not. Within the mansion, the scent of violets pervades the air, and in her room, Belinda sees the beautiful ghost of Violet LeBlanc - the White Violet - a silent screen star who married a Manning and lost her life to the Manning Curse. The same curse that has caused Eric Manning to withdraw from Belinda.
In the majestic old pool house, something sleek and silver swims in the depths of the Greek Pool as a Jazz Age orchestra strikes up a tune and the ghosts of tuxedoed men and women in art deco gowns do the Charleston. The spirit of Violet’s husband, the darkest and most powerful Manning of them all, oversees the party ... and when the music fades and the ominous chanting begins, the devil himself is said to appear.
Just when you think everything in Ravencrest will calm down, Thorne and Cross come out with another part of the story. And as usual, this one will have you in its grip within just a few pages.
The usual list of characters is there: Belinda, Eric, Grant, Riley, Cordelia as well as Justine, Violet, Henry, and a few others who each play their own important part. I’ve grown to love (or hate) these characters as if I know them personally. It’s actually kind of bittersweet because as a reader, you can see aspects of their lives they can’t, and it’s frustrating. I just want Belinda and Eric to be together and happy with Grant and his husband, Riley, living their best lives and doing their part to keep the Manning’s safe. I want Cordelia to quit being such a manipulative witch.
One thing I’ve enjoyed about this part of the Ravencrest Saga is that we are given more info about Violet Manning. I had always wondered what her story was and I feel like I got it in Exorcism. Opposite of the good of Violet, Justine is playing her role to usher in the destruction of the Manning family. Which isn’t surprising. It’s actually gross in a way, but I’ll leave it at that. I enjoyed getting to know Father Alejandro a bit more. He seems like a cool guy.
Ravencrest Exorcism is another piece of the Ravencrest mystery. I feel like it’s like having 5 big puzzles to put together to see the final picture. Each puzzle has its own importance but is a picture in and of itself. Thorne and Cross have never failed me. They give me stories I fall in love with that keep me on the edge of my seat. Wanting more, but afraid of what’s next.
If you haven’t read the Witches of Ravencrest, do so. It’s worth your time and such a great story to get lost in. It leads up to Exorcism and good lord does that family needs an exorcism.