"If you're looking for the unusual--something FRESH, COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, AND MARVELOUSLY ENTERTAINING--then read this book. Marcoux's writing is superb. . . . You won't be able to put the book down. . . . An entertaining novel with a lot of twists and turns."
--Lambda Book Report
"Back to Salem
is the perfect combination of metaphysics, mystery, love and adventure. Alex Marcoux has captured a relationship that transcends time ... it makes us hope to find something like it for ourselves ... Believable and compelling! I can't wait to read the next book in the series."
--Murder on the Woo Woo Express
"A POTENT witches' brew of romantic mystery. A NAIL-BITING tale of how love can last through the ages--and we CAN'T WAIT for the next installment."
--InsightOut Book Club
"Fast-paced, can't-put-it-down novel ... an exciting and provocative metaphysical mystery. Back to Salem is one of the most engrossing, imaginative, suspenseful and revealing novels written in the last fifty years!"
--In Light Times
From the Author
Back to Salem" is a very personal story to me. Like my protagonist, Jessie Mercer, while I was writing my first novel, "Facades," I started seeing echoes of my story in my own life. It was this experience that gave me the idea of having a precognitive novelist as the protagonist, only Jessie's precognition is revealed as her life starts to mimic one of her bestselling mysteries, including a murder.
When I began writing, I tapped a fresh and innovative way to access my creativity. At some point I learned to embrace it, and used it to help develop the plots of my stories. I do believe there is no coincidence that after I wrote the first draft of this novel, I learned that one of my characters had the same name, lived in the same town and was brought to trial in the same month and year as one of the actual accused in the Salem Witch Trials.
This book was originally published in 2001. There was one thing that bothered me over the years about the book, which is why there is a change to the ending. It's a very slight change, yet very powerful. It has to do with redemption.
I hope you enjoy the tale.