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Witch Hunt by S.M. Reine #BookReview

Blurb:

“A brutal murder.
There are scratches on Cèsar Hawke’s arms, a discharged Glock on his coffee table, and a dead woman in his bathtub. Yeah, maybe he brought the waitress home for some fun — he was too drunk to remember it — but he knows for a fact that he didn’t kill her. He’s an agent with the Office of Preternatural Affairs. He doesn’t hurt people. He saves them.

The cops disagree. Now Cèsar is running.

The search for a shaman.
Isobel Stonecrow speaks with the dead…for the right price. She brings closure to the bereaved and heals broken hearts. But when she resurrects someone for the wrong client, she ends up on the OPA’s most wanted list.

One risky solution.
Tracking down Isobel is the last case assigned to Cèsar before he bolts. If he finds her, he can prove that he didn’t kill that waitress. He can clear his name, get his job back, and bring justice to the victim.

She’s just one witch. Cèsar has bagged a dozen witches before.

How hard can one more be?”

 

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Five stars!

 

Who’s driving this thing?

Cèsar Hawke, a witch working at the Office of Preternatural Affairs (OPA). Usually spending his days getting warrants, arresting supernatural offenders and helping prosecute magical criminals, Cèsar is used to dealing with the paranormal going awry.

Cèsar is a quick-thinking, intelligent witch and he really isn’t accustomed to losing his head, no matter what happens to him. Considering the situation he finds himself in during Witch Hunt, this is a pretty critical character trait. Usually writing off the drama, mishaps or full-on catastrophes as just another thorn in his side with a lick of humour, Cèsar is a character you want to keep following beyond the adventures of this one book.

 

What’s all this about?

Cèsar wakes up handcuffed to his own bed with recollections of some epic sex from the previous night. But it isn’t long before he finds a handgun that doesn’t belong to him in his living room, and a dead body in his bathtub.

The prime suspect in the murder investigation, even Cèsar’s own supernatural division isn’t prepared to help him out. With the reluctant help of his partner, Suzy, Cèsar continues his investigation into a local necromancer he has been chasing. Before long, it become apparent that someone has tried to frame him and he must risk crossing the paths of magical criminals who are after his blood in order to prove his innocence.

With the help of Suzy and his unexpected ally, the necromancer he has been chasing, Cèsar plans to turn his very own murder case inside out.

 

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What’s so great about it?

I LOVED this book!

S.M. Reine is a crazy awesome world-builder. The society is structured so well and there were many jaw-dropping moments throughout this book. Super easy to enjoy but you will have your mind blown. This author is a force unto herself and has carved herself a truly unique niche in this genre.

It was hard to relax while reading Witch Hunt because I was so worried for Cèsar. The poor guy gets his ass handed to him often enough but he always powers through. The resolutions are never obvious or easy, and always surprising and entertaining.

The characters are awesome, the story is driven so fast that we’re holding on for dear life and the feels are real.

 

What’s not so great about it?

Don’t even ask me that question.

This book is flawless and the author is one of my newest favourites.

 

Should I get it?

Buy it! Buy it now! Even that’s not soon enough!

Witch Hunt is available on Amazon in e-book, audiobook and paperback formats. I’ll be splurging on a paperback as soon as I can!

 

Thanks for reading my review. Have you read this book? Do you love it as much as me? (Doubt it!) Leave me a comment!

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