by Dakota Cassidy
Series: Witchless In Seattle #8
Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Length: 4 hours and 43 minutes
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal
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It's me again, Stevie Cartwright. Powerless ex-witch, pseudo medium, and amateur sleuth, reporting to you live from the case of the missing ex-British spy turned ghost/quite possibly one of the most important people to ever become a part of my life. You read that right. As Win and I and all the gang were busy planning our big Thanksgiving bash, he suddenly disappeared (right in the middle of telling me what a Philistine I am for even suggesting Cheez Whiz and crackers), and it's as if he never existed. Poof-he's just gone! No one can find him, not even Arkady, our ghostly pal and confidant on Plane Limbo. If I ever needed to make good use of everything my British spy ever taught me about sleuthing, it's right now. But I run into roadblock after roadblock until I'm almost sure all hope is lost, and I'll never hear his voice again. Worse, how will I ever live with myself if I never get the chance to tell him how I feel?
In Witch Way Did He Go? by Dakota Cassidy panic, suspense and sorrow darken our door when Crispin Alistair Winterbottom goes missing. The tale that unfolded was an addictive listen, narrated by Hollie Jackson.
It’s almost Thanksgiving, and the gang is gathered around the kitchen table making a grocery list for their upcoming feast. They are arguing about whether Cheez Whiz is appropriate Thanksgiving fair when Win suddenly disappears. At first, Stevie believes he is mad and has slipped off to limbo…but soon no one can find him.
What if he has crossed into the light or met with foul play? Or worse what if he has tried to slip into a vessel (body) so he can be with Stevie in this realm? What if he failed? As Batfry tries to console her, they stumble on clues which only confuse them more. Stevie fears that Warlock Westfield has enacted his revenge and taken Win from her.
When Arkady cannot find him Stevie fears that all hope is lost. In desperation she contacts someone who might help. But what will it cost her? Dang, this was an addictive listen and filled with emotions. With Win gone, Stevie is forced to face her true feelings, and it was tough seeing her crumble.
Hollie Jackson once again narrated, and she did a fantastic job with Stevie’s emotions. Belfry still grates on my nerves and I noticed it more in this installment. Mostly because she was speaking more. But, her accents for everyone add to the cozy tone and I slip right in.
Witch Way Did He Go? saw movement and showcased how much these characters have become a cozy family, turkey and all.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
I always love a great narrator to my audios. They usually make the book more fun for me. I will have to check this book out.
I still need to try Dakota Cassidy. I think I would really enjoy her stories. I’m not familiar with the narrator. Good to know that I would probably enjoy the audio.
Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
I haven’t heard of this series but this sounds great! For the record, Cheez Whiz is most definitely not appropriate for Thanksgiving dinner 🙂
Anne - Books of My Heart
I tend to like dark or thriller more than cozy. This is an author I have on TBR though. Wonderful review! I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra
It has been a while since I’ve read a cozy mystery and I’ve not tried one on audio yet, so I may have to keep this series in mind because it sounds very entertaining. Great review!
ooh this sounds like a cozy I could sink my teeth in Kim thanks
4 hours? Ohhh short! Me likey 😀
JoLee @ Wickedly Delicious Book Blog
Seems like a great series with growth as becoming a cozy family.
I’ve always wanted to try Dakota Cassidy and now that I’m into cozies on audio – I should try out this series. Thanks!
I’ve read the first book in this series and thoroughly enjoyed it – looking forward to catching up with more of them:). Thank you for a great review, Kimberly!
Looks like things got real in this latest installment.
I got behind in this series and need to get caught back up!! 🙂
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
Oh this sounds so good and I love that it really sounds like there’s some heart and emotion in this one. I’ve got to read this author! Though it sounds like it may be better to start at the beginning for full connected family feels.
Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
I love how the characters have become like one big cozy family! That one of my favorite things about finding a series I like; when you get to love and become attached to a whole group of characters that reappear in book after book. Hollie Jackson sounds like a great narrator. Especially, how she is good at doing the different accents! This sounds like a fun read!
Tyler H. Jolley
I love these reviews. Which Dakota Cassidy book would you say is the best to start with?
All of her series have overall arcs and character buildup, so I would begin with book one of the cozy series.
I listened to the first one and I totally agree about Belfry getting on my nerves. I couldn’t stand the voice, I think that is why I didn’t continue. Maybe I would do better reading the series.
Belfry’s voice is limited, so I got past it, but it was more prevalent in this one.
I’ve only read one of her books but this sounds like it would be an interesting read.
I did read a few of her books a while ago but it’s been so long
Sounds like a fun one! I really want to read more Dakota Cassidy; I’ve loved what I’ve read of her in the past.
Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict
I have Dakota Cassidy on my TBR. Not sure where to start with her but I will jump into one of her books eventually. This one does sound emotional and like it would be a roller coaster ride!
how u become an ex-witch? did a warlock breakup with her? I should read the first book shouldn;t i?
LOL, yes you should. She had her powers taken from her for an infraction by the coven.