The cure of souls

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Merrily Watkins faces multiple occult threats in her fourth outing

In Herefordshire's hop-growing country, where the river flows as dark as beer, a converted kiln is the scene of a savage murder. When the local vicar refuses to help its new owners cope with the aftermath, diocesan exorcist Merrily Watkins is sent in by the Bishop. Already involved in the case of a schoolgirl whose mother thinks she's possessed by evil, the hesitant Merrily is drawn into a deadly tangle of deceit, corruption, and sexual menace as she uncovers the secrets of a village with a past as twisted as the hop-bines which once enclosed it.

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Grouping Title cure of souls
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display_description As high summer bakes the rich earth of north-east Herefordshire, dark shadows gather around a converted hopkiln where the last owner was savagely murdered. Though the local vicar dismisses claims by its current occupants that the place is haunted, their story is soon splashed over a Sunday newspaper—and Merrily Watkins is directed by the Bishop of Hereford to defuse this situation. Merrily, however, is already contending with a woman's claim that her adopted teenage daughter is possessed by an evil spirit. In both cases Merrily remains unconvinced, but in this summer of oppressive heat and sudden storms, nothing is ever quite what it seems. -- from Amazon.
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subject_facet Exorcism -- England -- Herefordshire -- Fiction, Haunted places -- England -- Herefordshire -- Fiction, Hops industry -- England -- Herefordshire -- Fiction, Murder -- England -- Herefordshire -- Fiction, Romanies -- England -- Herefordshire -- Fiction, Watkins, Merrily -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
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