"A lush novel, rich with tension and intricately woven, believable characters. Myers clearly loves the Congo--and you will love this book. I did "--Mary Alice Monroe, bestselling author of Last Light over Carolina With The Witch Doctor's Wife, Tamar Myers delves into her personal history as the daughter of Christian missionaries in the Belgian Congo. Rich and alive with the sights and sounds of the continent--as exciting, evocative, charming, and suspenseful as Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels--Myer's unforgettable excursion to colonial Africa recalls Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, even the Academy Award-nominated film Blood Diamond. Award-winning author Carolyn Hart raves: "Mesmerizing....The Witch Doctor's Wife will long linger in the hearts and minds of readers. Authentic. Powerful. Triumphant."
“Myers’ charming sense of humor lightens the darkness of her subject (murder, of course!).”
-Rock Hill Herald, South Carolina
“Only an author with an intimate knowledge of the Congo—its people, landscape, and culture--could write a novel with such confidence and authority. This is a lush novel, rich with tension and intricately woven, believable characters. Myers clearly loves the Congo—and you will love this book. I did!”
-Mary Alice Monroe, bestselling author of Last Light over Carolina
Tamar Myers’ mesmerizing novel of mid-twentieth century Congo plumbs passion, despair, and courage. The Witch Doctor’s Wife will long linger in the hearts and minds of readers. Authentic. Powerful. Triumphant.
-Carolyn Hart, author of Dare to Die
Myers draws on her own experiences as the daughters of white missionaries living in the Belgian Congo for this dazzling novel full of authentic African lore....This marks a major breakthrough for Myers as she displays storytelling skills...
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)