Reviewed by Michelle Randall for Readers' Favorite
As a detective, what do you do when your victim is floating five feet off the bed? Well, you call in another detective, who just happens to be a witch, what else. Liberty Sawyer is a witch, and she takes her abilities seriously and does what she can to help the police, including her uncle. She can't help it if his new partner is good looking and a real pain in the butt because he refuses to believe anything she says. Witch of Death is a short story about Liberty and Reid's interactions as she helps them with two murders, and hopefully prevents a third as Reid comes to believe in something he doesn't understand. Author Chrys Fey writes a well thought out story with emotional impact. When Liberty makes a point to Reid, you can feel the tension in her body, the stress and power in her voice, and her strong stance as she says it. Not every author can do that for the reader.
Witch of Death is a short story. I really wish it had been about twice as long. Not that I wanted any more murders or anything, but more interaction between Liberty and Reid would have been great between the confrontation and the call for help. This is a quick read so perfect as a traveling book. Author Chrys Fey really thought out the story; it makes sense and flows well, and there is nothing in it that doesn't need to be. Of course it could be longer if the author added a bunch of filler, but sometimes it's better not to have all of that stuff. There is no graphic violence, although the deaths by magic are described, and no sex so this is a clean book for any reader. Not sure you want to try a paranormal or supernatural story? This is the one to start with; short, just enough to get your feet wet and make you want more.