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….
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 br> br>
Also in this series: It Takes a Witch, Hexes and Hemlines, Some Like it Witchy
Listened 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!
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!
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