Saturday, November 3, 2012

Pretty Witches in a Row ~ Lisa Olsen

Pretty Witches All in a RowPretty Witches All in a Row by Lisa Olsen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I scored this one as a free download from Amazon a few months ago. Since it was getting close to Halloween I figured it was time to read this one. 

Summary:Someone is picking off a coven of witches one by one. Can Sgt. Nick Gibson and his team of detectives catch the killer before he loses the pretty witch who's got him under her spell?

Nick must cast aside his disbelief and delve into the world of the supernatural to solve the case. On hand to help is Annaliese, a member of the coven who claims to have had a prophetic dream at the exact time of each victim's death, offering clues to the identity of the killer. Can he accept the 'proof' offered by unconventional means or is she deliberately leading him astray to hide her own secrets? To cloud the issue, a local evangelist is telling anyone who asks that the victims had it coming. Is religious mania the motive for murder, or is it something more personal?

My Take: 
Overall I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this novel. I'm not a huge fan of typical cop dramas. This one though had a nice occult flair. The mystery itself was easy to figure out but the story was fun nonetheless.
I found the Sargent to be both cocky and nice depending on the moment. What I really enjoyed though was the way the author didn't make the witches in the novel totally unbelievable. All the way up to the end she kept the magic minimal. This for me helps the believability.
When the magic does make its appearance it doesn't distract from the story. This one is worth the read.

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