I am a crime junkie through and through and nothing captures my attention quite like a good cult. Oh, I’m not supped to call it that. Erm, nothing captures my attention quite like a good sex trafficking pyramid scheme/harem disguised as a self-help organization. From NXIVM’s beginnings as an MLM in the 1990s, to the demise of its leader in 2019, Berman expertly lays out every odd detail of what's been dubbed a “sex cult.” Warning: there’s rape, branding, and…volleyball? Also, the Dalai Lama.
1920s New York City: a time of bootlegging, modern technology, and dark magic. The Eastside is thriving--diving ahead into the enlightened age and providing comfort for all who can afford to live there. But on the other side of the fence, the Westside, people are disappearing, shadows lurk in the dark, and tiny mysteries are turning into bigger, life-threatening mysteries. Westside is perfect for fans of fantasy, horror, A+ heroines, and up-all-night puzzles.
In the vein of Outlander or A Discovery of Witches, Sayers has made magic and time travel essential to the romance of a witch and a demon, who are doomed to repeat their tragic love affair over and over. In Belle Époque France, 1930s Hollywood, the desert of the 1970s, and present-day DC, Helen and Luke always find each other and always lose each other. But this time, Helen untangles the curse that has trapped her for more than 100 years and must commit an unspeakable act to finally break free.