Audiobook Review: The Goodbye Witch by Heather Blake

Posted June 11, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 3.75 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 18 Comments

Audiobook Review: The Goodbye Witch by Heather BlakeSource: Audiobook Review, Provided by Tantor

Format: Audiobook

The Goodbye Witch by Heather Blake
Narrator: Coleen Marlo
Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins

Date Read: May 2014

Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery

As Enchanted Village’s resident Wishcrafter, Darcy Merriweather has the power to make other people’s wishes come true, but what she really wishes is that she had the power to uncloak the invisible man who’s stalking her best friend....

Darcy’s closest friend and fellow witch, Starla Sullivan, hoped she’d never see her ex-husband, Kyle, again. Two years ago he tried to kill her, and he has been a fugitive ever since. Now Starla claims to have seen him back in Enchanted Village, but it seems she’s the only one who can see him. To everyone else, her ex is invisible.

Darcy only wishes his motives were as transparent as the rest of him. Since the police can’t arrest someone they can’t see, it’s up to Darcy to find the secret behind Kyle’s latest disappearing act—before he does something they can’t see coming….

More Information:
Publisher: Signet, Tantor
Series: A Wishcraft Mystery #4

Also by this author: It Takes a Witch, A Potion to Die For, One Potion in the Grave, Some Like it Witchy
Also in this series: It Takes a Witch, Hexes and Hemlines, Some Like it Witchy

My-ThoughtsListened for Review (Tantor)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.00

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: The Goodbye Witch by Heather Blake was really good! I had a slight issue with the ending of the case but otherwise this was a delightful listen!

Story Thoughts: Overall I really enjoyed The Goodbye Witch and was excited to get more of Starla’s back story. The case was twisty–is he or isn’t he alive? Is he or isn’t he stalking her? If he is either of those two, how is he doing it? I think Heather Blake is excellent at making a cozy mystery with a good mix of procedure and amateur sleuthing. She lets the paranormal play into the case instead of solving the case! My only complaint was with the ending and even then that didn’t take away from the overall enjoyment of the story.

Character Thoughts: The Wishcraft series has a group of really great characters. I was happy that the relationship story of Darcy and Nick moved forward. I was all sappy about the side story of Mrs. P. I loved Aunt Ve and Harper getting into the mix. The characters are the kind of people I would like to hang out with in real life! They make you want to be part of their world!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Coleen Marlo / Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins

Coleen did an excellent with the narration once again. She is a good fit for this series: pacing, emotion, and attitude are spot on. I will be continuing this series on audio.

Final Thought: Can’t wait for the next one!


FTC Disclosure


Overall Rating
3.5 / 5
Story Rating
3.5 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Narrator Rating
4 / 5
Felicia S
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18 responses to “Audiobook Review: The Goodbye Witch by Heather Blake

  1. I had lots of fun with this one too. I’m assuming your issue was with the individual that was guilty and not the new familiar? I thought the new familiar was pretty cute and it was a nice way to keep an interesting character around.

    • My issue was with the guilty party and the fact that they were kind of let go with very little consequences. I loved the new familiar! I would have been upset had that NOT happened LOL

  2. I read the first book in this series and liked it well enough but havent’ had the chance to continue. I am glad you are still enjoying this series.