Family has been a running theme in this series, and things come to a head in this installment of the Whyborne & Griffin books. Whyborne’s father has had a major shift in attitude, which causes Whyborne to be suspicious of the man’s motives.
In the grander scheme of things, Whyborne’s own position in the town of Widdershins appears to be changing, which affects the external plot of this book. As usual, magic and creepy cults play a role, but the twists at the end are particularly enjoyable since the story occurs so close to home.
I particularly enjoyed the subplot of Christine’s wedding and how she ends up with help from surprising corners. Griffin’s car also gets a nod as an amusing plot arc of its own. This series has yet to bore me, and as usual, I can’t wait to see what shenanigans this group gets up to next.