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Book 8 of the series but first book for me, I was introduced to field reporter Lee Barrett of Salem’s WICH-TV and her Aunt Ibby. One telephonic tip and Lee reported the car with human remains dredged up by the cops. The case had 2 fold effects, Aunt Ibby’s emotional one and her boyfriend Pete’s investigative one.

Carol J. Perry has written this book with an interesting and captivating murder mystery with a tinge of paranormal and witch-y talent along with psychic cat O’Ryan. The story pulled me in even when I joined it at the 8th step, I could understand the characters and get to love them. Though I could guess the killer, I didn’t know the reason and that kept me hooked to it.

Aunt Ibby was one quirky but warm character, and she fascinated me in the entire book. Lee and Pete kept me involved in their romance and investigation. Overall a quick read on a lazy afternoon.

I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Kensington, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!

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Carol J. Perry was born in Salem on Halloween Eve. She has written many young adult novels, in addition to the Witch City mystery series. She and her husband Dan live in the Tampa Bay area of Florida with two cats and a black Lab.

Life at the house on Winter Street is abuzz with preparations for Aunt Ibby’s 45th high school reunion, and Lee Barrett is happy to pitch in, tracking down addresses and licking envelopes. But as a field reporter for Salem’s WICH-TV, her priority is to be on top of the town’s latest news before anyone else.

When the local police dredge up a vintage sports car containing human remains, Lee is thrilled to be the first reporter on the scene. Once she learns the car is connected to the cold case her boyfriend Pete happens to be working on, her powers of investigation are quickly alerted. But it’s her Aunt Ibby’s emotional reaction to Lee’s TV report that puts her on the case. With the help of O’Ryan, her psychic feline sidekick, she’ll have to unravel a tangled past of secrets and promises to stop a killer from making history again . . .

Publication Date: 26th February 2019

Publisher: Kensington Books

41 Responses

    1. Hahaha I saw the cover got pulled in. Was down with flu in Feb so requested for a lot of cozies without checking… 😂 😂 There were a few I had to ask others about the characters as I just jumped in and got lost

  1. Wonderful review Shalini. I like that this has some mystery and paranormal, my kind of deal. I love that you can pick it up from the 8th in the series and have no problem getting to the characters and their story.

  2. I think I saw a review of this book on Virginia’s site too… similar points raised. I hadn’t come across this series before. Start on Spells and Caramels already!

        1. Nahhh I won’t stress I will just push it to April or December 😂😂😂 I would read the book faster if only there was some birthday gift attached to it hint hint

          1. I aim to please… 😂 😂 Mostly please me… But I might consider pleasing you, just maybe… Now did it sound sexual? 🤔🤔🙈🙈😂😂🤣🤣🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

  3. I have red the whole series and enjoyed them all, some more than others. I know you are not a huge cozy fan so I am glad you enjoyed this one. I really enjoy Aunt Ibby in these books. I wish I had an Aunt Ibby.

    1. Hahaha I like cozy books if written well. But they seemed to have a set formula and each one wants to cram it with cuteness overloaded.
      I read all genre but I Review NetGalley books on my blog, and they don’t approve other books 😂😂🤷🏻‍♀️

      1. Yes, I agree about the cuteness overload. I have been enjoying cozies with more meat to their stories lately (i.e. Braxton Campus) and I like them more than the sweet, cutesy ones.

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