I have listened to this audiobook repeatedly. The story is enjoyable and the reader's voice is soothing making it all the better.
The lead character Lily is great. She is smart, gutsy but not unrealistic.The secondary and tertiary characters are just as enjoyable as the main character.
This murder mystery series is such a good read because it makes sense why this woman is trying to solve these mysteries. She is the only one available who can. Many of today's series involve protagonists whose involvements in such crimes makes no sense so it becomes difficult to get lost in the story. Such is not the case here.
Yes I would listen to this again. Love the story and the characters...the only thing that bugged me was Xe Sands reading of the book. She made the main character sound like a creaky old woman...it did not work for me. But Juliet Blackwell's mystery series is great:)
Lily Ivory the main character is great, funny and smart.
The main character is young so a younger voice that doesn't sound old and creaky. The voice sounded more like Graciella not Lily.
The ending was unexpected and exciting.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes interesting characters.
The whole ongrowing relationship with her "pet" was very sweet.
Xe Sands performed all characters well, especially Lily.
I read the book a few years ago, and enjoyed it even more on audio. Great characters, read well! Wish you had more of her books!
Any with the pot bellied pig/gargoyle.
When she almost drowned saving the child.
She also writes as Hailey Lind and wish you had these books as well.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Lily is a witch in hiding. She runs a vintage clothing store. While visiting a client, a neighbors child is taken. Lily is determined to get her back. The client had had her child taken also 35 years ago from the same neighborhood......co incidence? Hhmm this is only the beginning. With a newspaper, mythbuster on her trail, the head of the witches (Aiden), a vodoo priest and a johnny on the spot neighborhood hottie all add to the scenerio to aide her in her quest makes for pretty good story telling.
All of her books are wonderful light reading and exceptional narration love the whole series
I was pleasantly surprised by this book, which offered a light, fun read. It didn't blow me away, but I found myself charmed by Lily, her shop, and her developing collection of friends. And, I'm always charmed by San Francisco, which Blackwell treated as another character. There was enough action and pace to keep things interesting. It seems like a solid foundation for a series, and I will read on.
I have to agree with several other reviewers, story starts slow then picks up, however the narrator is just HORRIBLE. she has a whimpery kinda voice and a bit too whiny which really doesn't suit the story and makes it quite difficult to focus on the storyline.