When reporter and Mystic’s End busybody Pepper Stanford discovers a sketched map that professes to reveal what the heck the deal is with mystics in Mystic’s End, Fortuna reluctantly follows her out to the thick forest to hunt for for clues. The two women encounter more than they bargain for when they stumble over a body on the way back to their car, the bloody smoky quartz crystal near him replaying the man’s last few flashes of life straight into Fortuna’s mind.
After the county determines the death accidental (because of course they did), Fortuna works to forget about postman Tom Wilson’s death and refocus on the obscure text she discovered in the woods. That is, until she recognizes Tom Wilson’s resentful soul captured in the sparkling stone that killed him—and if she wants to get him out, she must get him justice for his murder.
Will Fortuna be able to unmask who cracked Tom Wilson with a crystal? Or does the witch now have two spectral roommates?