After her mother died, young Verity left home to live with relatives in another town. But now as a young adult in 1867 she is returning to town to live with her father and marry a man she has only met through letters. Verity is excited to begin her new life but her father seems distant and her fiance feels completely different from the man she thought she knew from his writings. She is further shocked when she goes to visit her mother's grave and finds it set outside of the cemetery inside a cage and hears that her mother and aunt were accused of witchcraft. Verity is determined to honor her mother's memory but there is another mystery at work in her hometown and someone is anxious to keep Verity quiet. This story sounds pretty exciting but in reality it didn't grab me as much as I had hoped.