I received a free paperback copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
In Salem, Massachusetts, there are secret everywhere–even in the furniture. . .
When Lee Barrett spots the same style oak bureau she once had as a child on the WICH-TV show, Shopping Salem, she rushes to the antiques shop and buys the piece. Just like the beloved bureau she lost in a fire, this one has secret compartments. It also comes with an intriguing history–it was purchased in an estate sale from a home where a famous local murder took place.
The day after the bureau is delivered, Lee returns to the antiques shop and finds the owner dead. The police suspect the shop owner’s unscrupulous business partner, but Lee wonders if the murder is connected to her new furniture. At least part of the answer may be revealed through a mirror in the bureau, tarnished and blackened, allowing Lee to tap into her psychic visions. Using this bureau of investigation, Lee may be able to furnish her policeman beau with the evidence needed to catch the killer–before the next one to be shut up is her. . .
As usual, I think the book cover is great. The colors are well done as is the font for the title. It really conveys what the story entails.
I read and enjoyed the first two books in the series and was excited to read on.
The plot around this one revolves around an old murder sort of due to a piece of furniture Lee buys. I think that’s a pretty unique thing to fixate on. There were a lot of questions asked straight from the beginning and is slowly revealed throughout the story, which is great.
It’s always fun to revisit Lee, Aunt Ibby, Pete, and River North. They’re one of my favorite group of characters to follow. Even the side characters, suspects and culprits were some of my favorite characters in the series so far. They were all so interesting.
This is written in 3rd-person limited with Lee as the POV character. What I love most about reading the story through her is that she doesn’t actively investigate. She’s curious but she doesn’t go looking for trouble and it all plays out naturally.
The dialogue is great and I absolutely love the description, especially for the setting. This is certainly an easy book to read and hard to put down.
Book three of this series did not disappoint. I think this was my favorite one out of them… so far. If you’re in paranormal cozy mysteries, please do give this one a try.
Look Both Ways (Witch City Mystery 3) by Carol J. Perry gets…
5 out of 5 cups
“That annoying ‘It’s A Small World’ song from Walt Disney World started playing in my head.” -Carol J. Perry, Look Both Ways (Witch City Mystery 3)