Lies in the Dust review by milesstriker
Lies in the Dust: A Tale of Remorse from the Salem Witch Trials
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Historical Fiction

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Age at time of review - 14
Reviewer's Location - Litchfield, CA, United States
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Readers beware! Ahead lies a tale of remorse and a broken heart crying for help. Join Ann Putnam in the year 1692 as she is accused of being a spawn of Satan himself during the Salem Witch Trials. Accusations are lain upon her by the whole town. Still, through adversity, Ann takes care of her family by begging for what little food the people who shun her would give. Don't say I didn't warn you.


This is an amazing book for anyone looking for an adventure. I especially like that the author wasn't too discreet about the topic of death when someone perished.The descriptions of death were blunt and direct. If you are soft in the heart then I think you should stay away from this book. The one problem I had with it was that I felt it was too short. I really wanted to know what happened to Ann after she left. She departed with hopes of peace between the town and the rest of her family. Another suggestion is to make the book in full color instead of black and white. Other than these two things this was one of the best books I have ever read.

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Content rating - mature content

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There is blood, gore and death.

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