Published DateLACONIA — Jack Heath is the host of NH Today, New Hampshire's only live afternoon radio talk show, and co-host of Sport Legends of New England with Bob Lobel, which can be seen throughout New England.
A direct descendant of Rebecca Nurse, the last person to be tried and hanged during the Salem witch trials, and Ann R. Putnam, one of her accusers, his first novel, Salem VI, is an altogether modern take on Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
The book features a newspaper editor, John Andrews, who thought he'd lost everything when his wife was killed, but when timeless bloodlines reemerge Andrews realizes that a tragic accident may actually have been murder, and even worse, might be part of a battle between good and evil that has gone on hundreds of years.
Salem VI : Rebecca's Rising challenges contemporary understanding of the Salem witch trials. The book will be perceived as corrosive to the veneer of Salem history. Rebecca's Rising compels people to re-examine any previous notion of Salem justice back 300 years' ago. The pace of the book betrays Heath's roots as a journalist: sniffing out the story, finding the lead and digging for the truth. The book's emotional nuance works on many levels raising suspicion, betrayal and loss to the specter of the paranormal.
Jack Heath will be at Annie's Book Stop located at 1330 Union Avenue in Laconia on Saturday, January 19 from 2-4 p.m.