Monday, June 9, 2014
Review: Witch Hunt by SM Reine
A brutal murder.
There are scratches on Cèsar Hawke's arms, a discharged Glock on his coffee table, and a dead woman in his bathtub. Yeah, maybe he brought the waitress home for some fun -- he was too drunk to remember it -- but he knows for a fact that he didn't kill her. He's an agent with the Office of Preternatural Affairs. He doesn't hurt people. He saves them.
The cops disagree. Now Cèsar is running.
The search for a shaman.
Isobel Stonecrow speaks with the dead...for the right price. She brings closure to the bereaved and heals broken hearts. But when she resurrects someone for the wrong client, she ends up on the OPA's most wanted list.
One risky solution.
Tracking down Isobel is the last case assigned to Cèsar before he bolts. If he finds her, he can prove that he didn't kill that waitress. He can clear his name, get his job back, and bring justice to the victim.
She's just one witch. Cèsar has bagged a dozen witches before.
How hard can one more be?
Overall, I found this story to be refreshingly original and the perfect story for a afternoon read. With the sizzle factor including a sweet touch here and there and a couple of kisses, this story is the perfect palate cleanser between romance and mystery .Don't let the length of this story fool you, it is a very well written and well detailed romantic suspense between two characters that are easy to cheer for and adore from the first page to the last!
One of the things I really liked about this book was the quick pace and the fact that for the majority of the story, Cesar was on the run. and trying to figure his way out of the mess he found himself in.. Reine did an excellent job of keeping her readers guessing as to who actually committed the crime. I also really liked the fact that her characters are strong. Cesar was the ultimate hardnosed male, which makes him a perfect agent. His partner, Suzy may be small but she can handle her own in fight. The relationship between them will make you wonder.
I was attracted to this book as I love paranormal romances AND I love Mysteries and this book seemed to combine the two genres. I can confirm that it did and it did it very well! I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good story and especially to those who enjoy paranormal romances. You will not regret reading this book.