Title: Death By Curiosity
Author: Lisa Mathews
Publication Date: February 8 2020
Everyone knows that witches aren’t real.
And yet when the sleepy village of Habely is rocked by a series of bizarre murders and James Pettyfer is arrested after being caught whilst disposing of the bodies, he claims that he was made to do it by Elodia Knight – a lady who’s capable of magic and can get into other people’s souls.
While everyone else is sceptical of the claims, local Police Typist Armitage Black is nothing but intrigued about what’s going on. Ignoring the warnings of her best friend, Angie Fallows, and the reprimands from Detectives investigating the case, Armitage delves into her own enquiries about what Knight is up to and why she’s doing it – but the more she finds out, the more questions she has.
Armitage is determined to get to the bottom of Knight’s plan and work out how she’s making herself appear to be a witch – but Knight won’t let anything stop her from achieving what she set out to do. As Armitage becomes more and more involved in the case, she finds herself becoming a target of Knight – and becomes embroiled in a battle of wits and determination that has the highest of stakes to everyone involved.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I didn’t expect this book to be as funny as it is. The main character is snarky, sarcastic and funny outside of those traits. She was very lovable and felt very real. The friendship between the MC and her best friend was pretty great.
The plot was very intriguing and the author delivered quite well. The writing style was simple, it was all written and the MC’s inner monologue and thought process and that added to the level of humour in the story.
The witch mystery was done flawlessly. Sometimes I found myself believing the witch was an actual witch a couple of times. Boy did the MC prove me wrong. The common place explanations of the magic aspects was very realistic and added to the hilarity of it all.
The only negative thing about this book is kind of a minor thing. But, the romance took too long and then when it finally happened it was barely anything.
That’s All I Got, Romy.