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Look Both Ways by Carol J. Perry

Look Both Ways is the first book that I have read by Perry, and despite being the third book in Perry's Witch City series I was able to follow it very well.  I don't think that you needed to read previous books in the series to enjoy this one although I do plan on going back and catching up on them.  Lee decides to purchase a bureau from a local store that looks like one that she had as a child never imagining the adventure she would go on because of it.  When the shop owner is killed shortly after Lee's purchase, Lee finds herself embroiled in the present murder mystery as well as the mystery of who murdered the bureau's previous owner.

 

Perry does a great job at intermixing both magic and mystery in her series, and I really enjoyed the paranormal mixed in with the ordinary.  I loved how down to earth Lee was and the book does explore this side of her with her doing ordinary tasks like picking out furniture for her new home, getting a new job for the summer, and working on her new relationship with Pete.  It was the relationships that Lee shares with her aunt, Pete, her friend River, her boss, and even her cat that helped define and develop the character.  I always enjoy when a book has a great cast of secondary characters that help make the story more interesting.  I also enjoyed how the paranormal was worked in with Lee's scryer talent.  Look Both Ways had enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing while also keeping the reader's attention from beginning to end.  Overall Look Both Ways was a great read that I would most definitely recommend if you like the mix of magic and mystery.  I look forward to reading Lee's next adventure.

 

Received a copy of Look Both Ways through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.