Philomena, Osgood, Cadwyn and Basheba are the last four descendants of the Crane, Davis, Winthrop and Bell lines to be selected to go into the Witch's Wood and complete her challenges. After surviving Katrina's challenges and going back into the Wood to try to stop her one and for all, the four have forged an unbreakable bond. Now, the four have been training to go into the Witch Caves where they believe Katrina is buried. They want to find her remains in order to stop the curse again. However, the town cult finds out what the four are up to and now Mina, her brother Jeremiah, Ozzie, Cadwyn and Basheba have to deal with a panicked Witch, crazy cult and the dangers of the Cave.
I really enjoyed the first two books of the Bell Witch series and would highly recommend reading those first in order to understand the Witch, her harvest and what builds the unwavering relationship between these four characters. The Witch Cave amps up the intensity with the group trying to outwit both Katrina and the cult. All of the characters are still wonderful and continue to grow. I enjoyed seeing Mina stands up to her family once again and tries to learn everything she can about how to kill a ghost. Ozzie uses his family's money for good and learns how to deep sea dive as he comes to the realization that he is not the weakest link in the group. Cadwyn continued to amaze me with his levelheadedness, caring and medical skill. I appreciated learning more about his time caring foris little brother, Abraham after his trial in the Witch Woods. This gave a lot of insight into his character as well as showed Katrina's power as she transported Cadwyn back to the abandoned psychiatric hospital in Massachusetts where Abraham spent his last days. Basheba also continued to be a fierce powerhouse along with her dog Buck. More of her history is revealed along with her families entanglements with the darker side of humanity and a creature called the Leviathan. The writing continuously builds apprehension as fearsome creatures and obstacles created especially for each character get in their way. The story ends with an unexpected bang and I can't wait to see what the next book brings.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.