Book Review 23: Look Both Ways (Witch City Mystery #3) by Carol J. Perry

Title: Look Both Ways (Witch City Mystery #3)image
Author: Carol J. Perry
Release Date: 27 October 2015
Publisher: Kensington Books

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. . .

Rating: 4.5/5
Review:

When I reached the end of this book I was surprised to learn that Look Both Ways is already the third book of a series. I enjoyed reading about Lee as she tried to solve murder mysteries and the whereabouts of the pink diamond without giving away to Pete, her policeman beau, that she had a special ability. The story was well-written and not rushed. Events unfolded gradually without being boring or abrupt. The romance between Lee and Pete was only in the background so the focus was really on the quest to solve the crimes committed both in the past and in the present. This book is the perfect Halloween read while curled up on the sofa with a mug of pumpkin spice latte… and the first two books of the Witch City Mystery series.

Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from the author/publisher/NetGalley for an honest review.

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