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Potions are for Pushovers by Tamara Berry

5 Hoots

Berry did it again! This was another fun addition to the Eleanor Wilde series.

Sometimes when I choose a book I honestly do not look at if it was part of a series I have read before. I like to just mix it up when I read, so you can imagine how happy I was when I found out that this was the sequel to Seances are for Suckers! For those of you who are not familiar with this series it is about a woman who claims to be a psychic or a witch… but is actually just very smart and intuitive. Well, there is the fact that she does hear the voice of her dead sister, but that is a different story (Definitely check out book 1). In this book she plays the role of a local “witch” and sells potions to help the local townspeople. Unfortunately for her, one of her bottles was found on the body of a local woman….to make matters worse, people are assuming that she poisoned her!

As I mentioned before, Eleanor freely admits to the reader that she is a con artist. She lets you know that her love potion is mainly alcohol and lavender, and that she does not in fact dance naked in the moonlight. She honestly just wants to make enough money to support herself and live her life…she isn’t trying to hurt anybody. In fact she usually tries to solve their problems in logical ways while pretending they are achieved in a supernatural way. This process just works for her, until now.

Overall, the book was a lot of fun. The pacing was perfect, and the characters were relatable. The final reveal of who the killer was, was very surprising! There were so many people who could have been the killer and the final reveal was surprising. Not everything was as it appeared to be. I mean….there was even talk about werewolves in the book! Were there werewolves and real witches in this one? Well, guess you are going to have to read it to find out! If you are looking for a fun mystery with a touch of the supernatural…this is the book for you.

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