Witchnapped in Westerham

Witchnapped in Westerham
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Published: 7/16/2018
From USA Today bestselling author Dionne Lister comes an exciting new paranormal cosy mystery series. All it takes is one morning for Sydney Photographer Lily Bianchi's life to go off the rails and over a cliff. A well-dressed English woman turns up at her door, swearing she's a witch. If that's not crazy enough, she explains Lily's brother, James, has been kidnapped and the Paranormal Investigation Bureau needs Lily's help finding him. And the craziest…

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I wasn't sure what to expect with this book, but I was ready for some laughs.
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Okay so I was asking for a bit much when I said I was ready for some laughs. The book is humorous in a dry sort of way, but packs a lot of sarcasm. It's not your typical "witch" book either.

We've all had a sense of weirdness or thought we've seen something. We don't question it, we just blow it off and keep moving. What if a strange woman showed up and told you, you're a witch? Honestly, if that happened to me, I'd call the nearly asylum, request a pick up and a straight jacket....do they still use straight jackets?

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Lily's brother is missing and he's the only blood related family she has left. What happens next is a witch coming into her own, learning how to use her magic and finding her brother. Along the way we meet the secondary characters of Beren, Millicent, William, Gus and a few others.

I like Lily's off the wall personality. I don't understand her coffee obsession (I personally can't stand the stuff, but I'll get one every blue moon). Like Beren, I'm a tea drinker...or was that William?

With the exception of Ma'am (I honestly don't remember if she actually introduced herself to Lily by her name of it the author just put it in there---I believe it was the latter) the characters all feel very young. Lily is like the adult that never grew up, Beren is the pretty boy cop with the humor and William is the bad cop and distrusts everyone... and I mean Lily. Still, it doesn't take away from the sibiling/best friend bickering.

It was a quick read. I finished in about two hours or so. I kept me entertained and if you're looking for a short quick read, I can and do recommend this one. I hope the series will grow.

Now, there were some parts of the book where I thought the mystery would go deeper. About 3/4 quarters into the book it was fairly easy to figure out who the culprit was.

The mystery that has me the most intrigued is the one surrounding the parents. You'll have to read the book if you want the dish on the parts.

QOTR: Have you read a book that has more than one mystery/crime to be solved?

 

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Nicole

Creator of Bookstanista, a book and book style website, Nicole is a 30-something mom and wife to a Viking. A fan of Phantom of the Opera and Beauty and the Beast, she lives and breathes books. Her home library now consists of over 300 e-books and 500 paperback and hardback books. When she's not reading or reviewing books, you can find her interacting with authors or dreaming of a world with books and unicorns and toting around her Angora rabbit: Denim-Cyan.

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Creator of Bookstanista, a book and book style website, Nicole is a 30-something mom and wife to a Viking. A fan of Phantom of the Opera and Beauty and the Beast, she lives and breathes books. Her home library now consists of over 300 e-books and 500 paperback and hardback books. When she's not reading or reviewing books, you can find her interacting with authors or dreaming of a world with books and unicorns and toting around her Angora rabbit: Denim-Cyan.

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