I read mutiple books about the Salem which triles as i am related to many who were involved and one that was hung. It's sad that those that continued to declare there faith were hung. Some escaped death by admitting guilt where there was none.
I was amazed at the depth of research done to recover the stories of these six women - both accusers and accused. it put real flesh and blood on them and sheds light on how such a tragedy could have happened.
The author gets so caught up in the lineage details of several families that is was hard to follow. Overall is was difficult to follow the different characters until their lives (as alleged witches) overlap. I think the author was trying to stay true to the research and information that is available on this event, but I couldn't finish the book. That rarely happens.
I like it because it seems to show how these women may have felt about what was happening to them. It does not appear to have a writer's bias just a story of these women and how the events affected them.