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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
The Witch & The Wolfwood by Merethe Walther is book one in the Women are Magic paranormal series. Helena Birch is a private eye, investigating unexplainable events in a bid for answers, but her latest job raises more questions. Spying on cheating wives and husband is standard fare for the PI, but Helena has been tasked with following a woman who has abandoned her husband to join a cult that worships magic. Helena has an odd feeling about this case, drenched in dread and with a weird sense of déjà vu. The only thing that keeps her going is the sizeable check she’s getting for this job. Escaping from a botched abduction by a cult member, Helena is starting to feel like this case might be too much. When her abductor is found dead, the police are after her, and, with the cult hot on her tail too, Helena will do whatever it takes to escape with her life – even magic.
The Witch & The Wolfwood by Merethe Walther is the first book in a new magical series, and it’s a great start. This has a bit of everything – witches and wolves, romance and humor, and it's just a little creepy in places. The story features a very strong female lead, a woman prepared to fight for what she believes in, and a unique plot with plenty of twists and turns that leave you guessing all the time. It’s an entertaining read, lighthearted and full of action with some very good characters. The main characters are developed well, likable, and easily relatable, and Ms. Walther draws you in, gently wrapping you in the strands of the story like a spider wrapping its prey, only letting go when you reach the end. The story does leave quite a few unanswered questions, which I hope will be answered in the next book in the series. If you like paranormal stories with strong characters, this is the book for you.