Books Review: To Catch a Witch by Heather Black

From the author of The Wishcraft series and the Magic Potion series is a new book by Heather Blake. To Catch A Witch is a part of this author's Wishcraft series.  This book can technically be read as a standalone, but I recommend also reading the previous books because 1. there is a little bit of an underlying storyline weaved throughout the series; 2. because the previous books are that good.

These books are light paranormal mysteries.  I love the characters.  I love the humor.  I love how Heather Blake keeps you guessing right up until the end.






Blurb:

Wishcrafter Darcy Merriweather might be a witch with the ability to grant wishes for others, but wishing isn’t going to help her catch a killer…
When wishcrafter Darcy Merriweather’s personal concierge company is hired by elite runner Abby Stillwell to organize the Wicked Mad Dash, a competition that takes place in the Enchanted Village, Darcy is more than willing to help her friend. As blizzard conditions rage on the morning of the race, Darcy’s main concern is the terrible weather―until Abby goes missing…and is later found dead, buried in the snow.

As Darcy investigates her friend’s untimely death, she learns that she didn’t really know Abby well at all. And those closest to the woman―her secret fiancé, her roommate, her ex-boyfriend, and her co-workers at Balefire Sports―seem to have plenty to hide too. As Darcy digs deeper, she uncovers complicated relationships, a possible embezzlement scheme, and allegations of cheating against a top athlete.

Just when Darcy is convinced she’s hit a dead end in the case, a startling burglary and the hunt for Abby’s elusive ex send Darcy down a dark, dangerous trail. It will take the help from friends, family, and a little bit of magic for Darcy to stop a stone-cold killer from striking again.


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Review:

I have read all of Heather Blake’s and To Catch A Witch is just as good as the others. A lot of times, as more and more books are added to a series, the later books start to run out of steam and that was not the case with this book.  Darcy Merriweather is back and again she is pulled into a murder case - investigating on behalf of the crafters and Elder.  This book kept me guessing right until the end.  Right when I would I think I knew who the murderer was, Heather would knock me off guard.

It has been a while between the last book and in this book Heath briefly reviews all the characters - what they do in Enchanted Village and their craft.  I was thankful for this as I tend to forget who is who when there are big time gapes between books.  I really enjoyed To Catch A Wish.  Harper had a more prominent roll this book and there is a ton of Elder intrigue. The main storyline is the murder, of course, but there are a few minor ones in the background that I know will be built on throughout the rest of the series.  Because of this and because I had to keep guessing about who the murderer was, I was entertained throughout the entire book.

I received this book as an ARC through Netgalley and I voluntarily leave this review.




About the Author:


Heather Blake (aka Heather Webber) is the author of more than twenty novels and has been twice nominated for an Agatha Award. She's a total homebody who loves to be close to her family, read, watch cooking competition shows, drink too much coffee, crochet, and bake cookies. Heather grew up in a suburb of Boston, but now lives in the Cincinnati area.


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