Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Release Day Review: To Catch a Witch: A Wishcraft Mystery by Heather Blake

About the Book
National bestselling author Heather Blake is back with wishcrafter Darcy Merriweather in her eighth magical Wishcraft mystery adventure.

Wishcrafter Darcy Merriweather might be a witch with the ability to grant wishes for others, but wishing isn’t going to help her catch a killer…

When wishcrafter Darcy Merriweather’s personal concierge company is hired by elite runner Abby Stillwell to organize the Wicked Mad Dash, a competition that takes place in the Enchanted Village, Darcy is more than willing to help her friend. As blizzard conditions rage on the morning of the race, Darcy’s main concern is the terrible weather—until Abby goes missing…and is later found dead, buried in the snow.

As Darcy investigates her friend’s untimely death, she learns that she didn’t really know Abby well at all. And those closest to the woman—her secret fiancĂ©, her roommate, her ex-boyfriend, and her co-workers at Balefire Sports—seem to have plenty to hide too. As Darcy digs deeper, she uncovers complicated relationships, a possible embezzlement scheme, and allegations of cheating against a top athlete.

Just when Darcy is convinced she’s hit a dead end in the case, a startling burglary and the hunt for Abby’s elusive ex send Darcy down a dark, dangerous trail. It will take the help from friends, family, and a little bit of magic for Darcy to stop a stone-cold killer from striking again.

My Thoughts

I think I actually squealed with delight when I first saw To Catch a Witch. I'm a massive fan of the Wishcraft Mystery series (it's the best cozy series out there) and I was ecstatic to find out there was a new one coming out!

Even though it's been a couple of years since the previous book was released, I was able to slide right into the story, as if no time at all had passed. It felt like coming home. It was such a great feeling and it was so wonderful visiting the Enchanted Village again and catching up with all the quirky residents.

The mystery was excellent and kept me guessing until the end. This might sound weird, but I love it when I can't solve the mystery beforehand. In To Catch a Witch, there were many viable suspects and when I'd think I had it all figured out, something new would come up that had me questioning everything. I thought I'd solved it, but nope, not even close.

To Catch a Witch is an awesome addition to the series. It's a mystery full of heart and magic. I was sad to reach the end, but am so excited for what's to come! I highly, highly recommend this book to anyone who loves cozy mysteries.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it. All thoughts and comments are my honest opinion.

Five Stars


  1. I've had this series on my To Read list for awhile because these books do sound like a lot of fun. Would you say they're more mystery or more magic?

    1. I think they're a really nice balance of both mystery and magic. Sometimes magic is involved in the mystery and sometimes it's not. But it does takes place in a village full of different kinds of witches, with different talents. It's a really neat magic system. It's definitely a fun series!

      Thanks for stopping by, Lark! Happy reading! :)