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Witch Is When Life Got Complicated

A Witch P.I. Mystery, Book 2
Narrated by: Hannah Platts
Series: A Witch P.I. Mystery, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
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It ain't over til the custard creams have all gone.

Life is always hectic for P.I. (and novice witch), Jill Gooder. Murder, theft, and a missing cat, she can take in stride, but a date with detective Jack Maxwell? That's a whole different ball game.

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  • BikeVON
  • Southfield, Mi, United States
  • 12-21-16

Still good. Read them in order.

This is a wonderfully entertaining story that is delightful to read. I enjoyed the first book so well that I download the complete series before I finished the finished the book. The books end with a cliffhanger, usually with a startling revelation or socially awkward situations.

The story is driven by Jill’s discovery that her biology family is witches. So, she has a learning curve and all the comedic situations that a beginner witch can encounter when learning magic in secret, being pursued by the diabolical nemeses of the story, and trying to work as a detective. After solving the mystery in the first book, demand for her services increases and her time becomes determined by others.

Jill has two separate lives, her paranormal life as a witch, which must be kept secret from non-paranormals. The story always has one central mystery, which Jill may or may not get paid for and other peripheral things that are happening to her inner circle. Her mysteries in her human world put her is a situation where she must work with Detective Maxwell. Their relationship begins as contentious. Winky, the one-eyed cat, is the most delightful character. While at the office there is dissension with the cat and her secretary Ms. V. The main mystery is in the human world. The little peripheral mysteries are solved with the aha epiphany. There is no profanity or sex to disrupt and a light, funny story.

Action between the magic and human world is tried together with Jill unintendedly using her magic in her human life. Yes, the conversation is snarky, and there are a few characters whose primary purpose is to whine. I read the complete series in three days and through enjoyed them.

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crazy

cute and crazy fun. I enjoy the banter between the characters. I just love Winky. That is one bad cat/ if love a light run read then this series is for you.

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Very English

Easy listening. Short, fun, quick, nothing special. I do like the accent. I'll stay with the series.

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Love this Series!

Any additional comments?

The plot gets a bit more complicated with several crimes being solved at the same time, and romance weaving it's way into the lives of several characters. Grandma turns up the heat and the craziness .. such fun; and the animals get meaner still!

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Weak storyline, abusive relationships

I barely made it through book one, and with reservations but some faith, started book two. I bailed out with an hour left in the book. My primary complaint, which I could not reconcile, was the relationship between sister Kathy and Jill. It’s not just that this relationship is abusive, it’s that the author presents the abuse as something the reader should accept as ‘love.’ We are led to believe that Kathy’s constant belittling and humiliation of Jill is done in fun, and out of concern for her well being. Seriously? Jill has a hard phobia of clowns, and Kathy belittles her for it and makes her go to the circus, then when Jill saves Kathy’s children’s lives (again) Kathy treats her with suspicion. Jill loves her stuffed animal collection, that got her through tough times as a child and that still bring her comfort. Kathy humiliates her for secretly keeping the collection as an adult, and then shames her for not wanting to give them to Kathy’s daughter, which leads to Jill reluctantly turning them over to Kathy. Again, seriously? Kathy treats Jill’s new family relationships with suspicion, and gives every indication that she will continue to be cruel and abusive to Jill in future stories, and that Jill will continue to accept it as ‘love.’ Sorry, that alone made me stop listening.

Add to that the fact that the story line is weak, the world building slow and thin, and most of the characters one dimensional. I don’t recommend this series, even if you got through book one and are hoping it gets better. Trust me, it doesn’t.

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Cute mystery

This is a cute witch story. A murder in a play. The most clique scenario of all. I listened to the audio book. I really like the orator of this series. She captures the characters well.

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ugh, Kathy...

I really wanted to like this more. The narrator tried too hard to over enunciate, so that started getting annoying to listen to. And I HATED Kathy. She's selfish and manipulative and Jill kept claiming how good their relationship was, but the way Kathy treated her was not a good relationship. That was very much the reason this book didn't get a higher rating for story.

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  • Darcy
  • Arvada, CO, United States
  • 11-27-17

cute

as in the first book of the series, the narrator was wonderful and the story light and funny. if, however, you're wanting a great mystery....look elsewhere. the mysteries in the book are light and cozy. nothing too serious or thought provoking. if you want a light, humorous read this is a good second book in the series.

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Great. Book

I am loving the series. it took a little for me to get started on Book One
but fell in love with the characters especially Winkie. Now I am really into it. can't wait to start book 3

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want more please!

I've enjoyed this series of 4 audio books. Narration is great as is the story lines. Each one leaves you hanging until the next one. Okay, I'm hanging!! I hope more in this series are coming!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-29-17

Another great book

Winky is hilarious! Great books, lovely to hear a story set in the UK (mostly). Her sister is still annoying though.

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  • Rory
  • 10-08-17

Loved it !

Loved the book. Second in the sequence. Two different worlds running alongside each other. Great characters and loads of possibilities of where the stories could go.

Narrator does a rather annoying sister voice, which does put me off. Hopefully it will improve.

Can't wait to start the next one.

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  • Clarence
  • 09-25-17

Still getting to know Jill

Thank god she isn't saying "ass hat" every five minutes, the series is growing on me and I like the addition of the crazy magical family

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  • Kristin
  • 09-06-17

Family problems and missing trophies abound

Jill is getting into the swing of spells and enjoying learning more about candlefield. However there are tensions both within the family, and in Candlefield in general. In the midst of this, there are two crimes to solve, one in each world.

Again this is a fun ride, suitable for younger teens and adults, and perfect light summer reading.

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  • Julia B
  • 08-17-19

Love this series

I really enjoy this series. The story is funny and full of great characters. The narrator does a wonderful job.

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  • BTBarnes
  • 12-22-18

Great 'get away from it all' read

Enjoyed this story, easy to read and great for just getting away from the real world for a while. Narrator's different voices were great

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-29-18

Another fantastic book 😁

I've just started on my journey with Jill Gooder, this being the second book I've listened to. I loved it as much as the first and am about to download the next in the series. I can't wait to find out what Jill gets up to next. The audio is just great and the books so well written. I love Mrs V and Winky 😁

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  • Dominic
  • 05-25-18

Book 2

I really love this series of books. the stories follow on and the characters build well. I particularly like grandma and Winkie.

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  • Kai
  • 04-02-18


Another cute quirky book, a great series if you just want a light read. Jill has got her hands full as she investigates a murder, the theft of two trophies and a missing cat. The plot was a bit predictable but it was still a good light read. With more funny antics from her family, though I think her sister Kathy is annoying with how manipulative she is towards Jill. A good read though if you just want a light witch book.