Review & Giveaway: Look Both Ways by Carol J. Perry
Look Both Ways by Carol J. Perry
Look Both Ways (A Witch City Mystery) Paranormal Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Kensington (October 27, 2015) ISBN-13: 978-1617733734 ASIN: B00TE7O8L2
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. . .
I loved this story from the first page, I love cats, and here there is one truly mythic. But I like everything about this book. It sets in the mythical town of Salem in Massachusetts, an intriguing and mysterious city with wonderful stories to tell. The characters are great, the plot well constructed and compelling with a fast pace. It's a perfect blend of mystery and paranormal. Lee is thrilled to have found a piece of furniture almost identical to the one she had as a child, although perhaps there is some curse linked to this. It must have belonged to a woman killed by her husband. When the next morning the antiquarian, who sold it to her, dead, doubts become certainties. Thanks to his vision paranormal and his great investigative capabilities Lee will have to solve the case before she become the next victim. At his side is the detective and her boyfriend Pete, still unaware of the powers of Lee. It can be read as a stand alone even if it is the third book in the series. It intrigued me so much that I can not wait to read the first two. The author takes you deep inside the story and leaves you on the edge of your seat. Until the end it is impossible to figure out who the murderess. It's a novel really exciting, full of surprises and twists I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a riveting story.
Carol Perry, Gulfport
About The Author
Carol J. Perry knew as a child that she wanted to be a writer. A voracious reader, whose list for Santa consisted mostly of book titles, she never lost sight of that goal. While living in Florida, Carol was on assignment for Southern Travel Magazine, preparing an article on the world’s tallest sand castle which was being built near her home. That combination of events inspired her first young adult novel, Sand Castle Summer. That book was soon followed by half a dozen more. Always an avid reader of mysteries, Carol Perry’s debut mystery novel is set in Salem and involves a mysterious cat, several witches and some strange Halloween happenings. Appropriately enough, this Salem-born author celebrates her birthday on Halloween eve!