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I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. All opinions are honest and my own.Third Witch's The Charm Series: Crooked Windows Inn Cozy Mystery #3
by Valia Lind
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal
Cassie Duke is ready for a vacation.
It has been a grueling few months of finding her place in Monroe Cove. Now that everything, including her magic, seems to have settled down, she’s ready for some fun in the sun with her best friend.
But then, a strange man starts badgering Cassie in her dreams, and no matter what she does she can’t shake him off.
To make matters worse, he shows up face down in a pool at her vacation resort. And he’s not a stranger at all! Cassie’s childhood nemesis turned somewhat friend has a personal connection to the victim, putting Dean right in the middle of the investigation.
Cassie has no choice but to accept her newfound role and solve the case herself.
With the help of her ever present furry sidekick, a crazy cast of characters, and the always-annoying-but-gorgeous handyman, Cassie must dive into the past to save the future.
What’s a witch to do? And right when the future was starting to look so good!
Published by Skazka Press on November 30, 2021
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Also by this author: Once Upon a Witch, Two Can Witch the Game
Third Witch’s the Charm is the third installment in the Crooked Windows Inn Cozy Witch Mystery series by Valia Lind.
The protagonist, Cassie, finally goes on vacation with her friend. But a strange ghost man keeps coming to her for help before abruptly disappearing. Then he’s found dead in the pool at the vacation resort.
I enjoyed the setting of this one, and I still enjoyed the characters. Cassie’s relationship with the cat is fun, and it was certainly interesting to follow them through solving the case, but the book is under 200 pages. I felt like more could have happened.
One gimmick of this series is that they’re fast-paced cozy mysteries, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But for this particular novel, I felt like things happened too fast for the sake of moving the book along.
Overall, the writing and plot are well-done. However, this is it if you’re looking for a quick and simple read.
Rating: 3/5 Coffee Cups
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Rachel Poli is an indie author, podcaster, and content writer working on her debut cozy mystery novel.
Although she favors mystery, Rachel is a multi-genre author with too many ideas and characters in her head, often experimenting with short stories and flash fiction.
When she’s not writing, she’s reading, organizing something, or playing video games. She currently resides in New England with her zoo.