Hidden for decades in the local woods lies a World War II munitions crate filled with bones.  The gruesome discovery by a Boy Scout troop uncovers Satanic rituals, and prompts questions about cults, Wiccan covens, and a murdered FBI agent.

Could young men led by a twisted scoutmaster be the hooded marauders terrorizing the woods?  Can Grace count on the Scout Law to keep her safe as the cult chooses her for their next victim?

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The best way to describe Grace Marsden is that she's a female version of the character Monk. Her step-son's scout troop finds a spooky crate marked "Property of the U. S. Army" in the woods. It contains the bones of a dead cat and a few other trinkets. There are Satanic worshipers in the woods, so everyone believes it belongs to them.

Grace takes her nephews to the woods and is attacked. Then a body is found in a hole. Harry, Grace's husband and ex-spy, finds his hands full trying to take care of her.

Grace begins to investigate and isn't sure she likes what she finds. Can she figure out the mystery without putting herself or those she loves in further danger?

This was the first book I've read by this author. It definitely won't be the last. She weaves a wonderful tale of intrigue and suspense while still keeping it on the cozy side. Grace is an interesting character. She has quite a few quirks, but that really adds to the story.

I found the story to be well-plotted and hard to put down. I thought the author did a great job of creating a lot of suspense, especially in the dark woods, without making it scary or gruesome. I highly recommend this book.

Dawn Dowdle