The Goodbye Witch:
A Wishcraft Mystery
4th in the Series
An Obsidian Mystery (May 6, 2014)
An Imprint of New American Library
Published by The Penguin Group
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
E-Book File Size: 1571 KB
As Enchanted Village’s resident Wishcrafter, Darcy Merriweather has the power to make other people’s wishes come true, but what she really wishes is that she had the power to uncloak the invisible man who’s stalking her best friend….
Darcy’s closest friend and fellow witch, Starla Sullivan, hoped she’d never see her ex-husband, Kyle, again. Two years ago he tried to kill her, and he has been a fugitive ever since. Now Starla claims to have seen him back in Enchanted Village, but it seems she’s the only one who can see him. To everyone else, her ex is invisible.
Darcy only wishes his motives were as transparent as the rest of him. Since the police can’t arrest someone they can’t see, it’s up to Darcy to find the secret behind Kyle’s latest disappearing act—before he does something they can’t see coming….
I have been totally and utterly fascinated by this series since the beginning but this one topped them all. Blake has created the ultimate world to escape into. The Enchanted Village is a magical place that wishes can come true. I wish I could live there myself.
The series has a wonderful cast of characters. Darcy is not only a wishcrafter, she is a strong woman. She has a great relationship with Police Chief Nick who understands her craft because his daughter is a wishcrafter too. Aunt Ve is helping Darcy learn more about her gift along with Darcy’s sister Harper. The all believe everything Starla is telling them, they just need to figure out how Kyle is doing it. They are assisted by some truly magical characters, Pepe, a mouse who can sure thread a needle, and Archie, a talking parrot who can remember any line from almost any movie ever made.
My favorite character though was Mrs. P. (Mrs. Pennywhistle) This lady touched by heart. She wanted to do anything she could to help Starla and all her friends even when she wasn’t physically able.
There are several subplots marvelously woven into the main storyline. The Goodbye theme is carried throughout the entire story. I don’t want to say more because you need to read this and discover it yourself. Just keep a tissue handy. This is the first cozy mystery I can remember reading that made my cry.
Heather Blake has written a wonderful, sensational, awesome story. It deserves way more than 5 stars!!
About This Author
Heather Blake (aka Heather Webber) is the author of over a dozen novels. She’s a Dr Pepper enthusiast, total homebody who loves to be close to her family, read, watch Reality TV (totally addicted, especially to competition shows), crochet, occasionally leave the house to hike the beautiful mountains in the northeast, bake (mostly cookies) and dreams of owning a house at the base of Mt. Mansfield in Stowe, VT. Heather grew up in a suburb of Boston, but currently, she lives in the Cincinnati area with her family and is hard at work on her next book. Find out more at http://www.heatherblakebooks.com/
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Comments on “Review/Giveaway – The Goodbye Witch by Heather Blake”
I love this series. This one sounds pretty good and I have not gotten it yet. Thanks for the reminder…
I think I will start this series with this one and then maybe go back to the first one.
Lori, I can’t thank you enough. What a lovely review. I’m beyond thrilled with how much you enjoyed the book. xo
I’ve never read this series before, but I read everyone’s good comment and reviews and want to read this myself, thanks for the giveaway
Tina, You will enjoy this series!! 🙂
This is one of my fav series ever , I have them all except the latest one,can’t wait !
I’m intrigued by the story. Sounds a little different take on the cozy mystery.
Hi Lori! I just wanted to say I love your review! There aren’t enough words to express how great this story is, so I hope everyone will buy a copy and read it! (Don’t enter me in the giveaway). Linda L.
I have started this series and really enjoy it! =) I’m looking forward to reading this book!
Have been meaning to start this series for a while now. Just found out the author was born and brought up in Massachusetts, as am I. Looking forward to reading this one.
another one to add to the to get and read list!
This sounds like such a great series. I have the earlier books and definitely need to start it!
Fabulous review, I can’t wait to read it.
sounds like a fun series
never heard of this series.it sounds like a fun read.
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