This is the first installment of The Covington Witches, a story in six parts. In the first book we meet the Covington Family and the character we follow, Imara. Imara is a strong-willed businesswoman who runs her own catering company in Philadelphia with the help of her family. In fact, all of the businesses her family owns only employ other family members. Just as her catering business begins to boom, she and her cousins are called to North Carolina to attend the funeral of her Great-Uncle. While in North Carolina all of the Covington's stay at her Great Aunt's sprawling estate on the water. While staying at the house, Imara notices a few strange things and when they bury her uncle in the family cemetery, she is pulled into the secrets of her family.
Since this is the first book in the installment, there is not a lot of action, but there is a lot of slow build of suspense and character development. It does read more like the few first chapters of a longer work...which I guess it is. I like the different setting of this story for a book about witches, also that this is an African American family. The story does leave us in limbo at the end, so right now I am anxious for the second installment.
This book was received from the author in exchange for an honest review.