Narrator: Carla Mercer-Meyer
Length: 10 hrs
Published by Tantor Audio on Mar 17, 2015
Genres: Mystery & Detective, Paranormal, Women Sleuths
From the author of the Wishcraft MysteriesCarly Bell Hartwell’s love potions are always in demand in Hitching Post, Alabama, the wedding capital of the South.…
When Katie Sue Perrywinkle walks into the Little Shop of Potions, Carly is surprised and delighted to see her old childhood friend. Katie Sue fled her hometown and a troubled family over a decade ago. But she’s not back for a social visit. She’s come to settle a score with Senator Warren Calhoun, who is in town for his son’s high-profile wedding. But before Katie Sue has a chance to voice any objections, she’s forced to forever hold her peace. After finding her friend dead, Carly vows to find her murderer. Were the corrupt Calhouns willing to go to any lengths to avoid a scandal? Did Katie Sue’s family take the term “bad blood” to a whole new level? And why did the bride-to-be come to Carly for a love potion? As Carly gets closer to the truth, a killer is planning a very chilly reception.…
I really started to enjoy this series and the narrator seems to make it even better. We get back into this one by seeing Carly enjoying life and continuing to adjust to her life. She gets a surprise visit from one of her old childhood friends Katie Sue and that is when things get interesting for Carly. I felt so bad for poor Katie Sue from the start. She has been dealt a rough hand and her childhood was awful. I can’t even wrap my head around what all she dealt with. Carly soon learns that there is a huge reason for Katie Sue being back in town and there will soon be a mystery afoot.
As the story continues we flash forward to meet the Calhoun’s who are also in town for a completely different reason or are they? We learn there is a tie in between them and Katie Sue and when she turns up dead that is when we have to figure out just how much they had in common. I think what I enjoy the most about this series is that you get such a sense of town and family. Carly hasn’t seen or heard from Katie Sue in years but since she is from the town and an old friend that is enough to interest her in trying to figure out what happened to her. I also like the way that Carly goes about solving mysteries. She takes her time and really thinks things through.
Overall this was another great read and I continue to enjoy this series. I love the town and it’s host of colorful characters. They all add something to the books and make you want to keep reading. I was actually shocked to find out who was behind the murder and the reason behind it all. I hated that this all happened because Katie Sue was not deemed good enough. The narrator once again did a great job of making all the characters different and unique and really brought the story to life.