Book Review: In Search of a Witch's Soul

Book Blurb: 

Human, private detective Anna Caill isn’t keen on the prohibition of magic enacted by the 18th Amendment, but she won’t deny it’s good for business. The coppers couldn’t care less about the witches’ problems, giving her any number of clients to choose from.

When mysterious witch Jesse Hunt saunters into her office, he and his case will test her limits. While a killer stalks the magical underworld, Anna is hired to find Jesse’s friend, the high priest of an ancient coven.

As her case unravels, Anna is forced to confront her addiction to a dark spell in this urban fantasy noir. 

Book Review:


In Search of a Witch's soul

Thank you to Ink & Magick and Netgalley for a copy of **In Search of a Witch's Soul**. This is my honest opinion.

I saw the cover of this story as I was scrolling through Netgalley, and it absolutely drew me in. I love the Roarin' Twenties. I find the style and language of this time classic and enchanting. The cover is beautiful with its sepia coloring and a dash of green will-o'-the-wisp Anna just drew me in with her intense gaze that says she has quite a story to tell.

D. Lieber writes an enchanting tale of how Anna uses her skills as a PI to help find a missing witch. I loved how she kept the story in the time period with the vernacular, style, and historical events. In this story, magic was prohibited instead of alcohol, which I found interesting. And witches actually had different souls than normal humans. I loved the story it sucked me and I read it in 2 nights! She wrote it in first POV from the viewpoint of Anna and once in a while one of the other characters. I found it easy to follow along. There is suspense and mystery with lots of magic! The magical system she described is fun and imaginable. I want to walk the streets with Anna and Jesse.

I wish she would have had more of Jack's story. I felt drawn to him and was sad that he wasn't more integral part of the story.
The reason I am giving it a three star review is because of the ending. I found it predictable and I felt like she ended the story too quickly. I knew what was going to happen halfway through. It also felt like there should be another book following this one. I wish Anna would have grown more as a person. She still had the same problems that we started the book with.

Overall, I enjoyed the story as it was a wonderful escape to another time.


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