Something Withering This Way Comes by Amy Boyles

March 28th, 2024 Kimberly Review 8 Comments

28th Mar

Something Withering This Way Comes by Amy Boyles is the second audiobook in the Withering Mysteries series narrated by Michael Kirby. Grim, a cursed monster hunter, seeks his estranged sister for help in this action-packed cozy paranormal mystery.

Something Withering This Way Comes by Amy Boyles
Something Withering This Way Comes
by Amy Boyles
Series: The Withering Mysteries #2
Narrator: Michael Kirby
Length: 5 hours and 41 minutes
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Source: Publisher
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It only takes an instant for Grim—monster hunter and emotionally scarred hero—to lose everything.

Grim is having a bad year. A monster hunter by trade, his world is ripped apart when he's cursed with a sickness that's slowly changing him into one of the very creatures he hunts.

Yet there's hope in a truce with his sister, Shelby. If anyone can help, it's her, because she's the strongest witch he knows. But unfortunately, Shelby hates him.

She begrudgingly agrees to help, but Grim has to assist her first. You see, her old coven seeks the bones of a dead witch—magical bones that are supposedly hidden in her house. All Grim has to do is find them to stop the coven from snatching them first.

Now he must navigate a house with a mind of its own—a home that happily throws up obstacles in his path. He must also stop the coven from harming his sister—all while attempting to find a cure for himself.

Can Grim find the bones and stop the coven, or will they get them first? And most importantly, will Grim find a cure for the sickness?

magical mystery paranormal Supernatural

Something Withering This Way Comes picks up where Grim, the first audiobook, left off. I recommend listening to the series in order for the overall arc, despite the author’s efforts to bring new listeners up to speed.

Grim is a monster hunter who has been cursed with a Withering and is slowly turning. He is traveling with his girlfriend, dog and new companion, Matt. The world is filled with monsters, witches, and magic. He believes his sister, a witch, might help him and so they travel to their ancestral home.

They arrive at his sister’s and, after dealing with the spells and supernatural creatures protecting the property. They are greeted by Shelby, who promptly slams the door in their face. Apparently she is mad at Grim and I don’t find this at all

It seems Shelby has her own problems, as ex-Coven members are seeking the bones of a dead witch buried in the house. An agreement is reached between the siblings to aid each other, and the tale that unfolds pulled me in and kept me listening.

I love magical houses, weird relatives and unusual creatures, and Boyles spins quite the tale. She mixes mystery, humor, romance, friendship and family into the mix, creating characters and stories you get caught up in.

The Withering curse is one I wouldn’t wish on my enemy and its hard seeing Grim struggle to maintain his humanity. We learn of the legend while solving Shelby’s problem. Battles, twists and a hook at the end have me excited for the next audiobook.

Michael Kirby does a wonderful job of delivering the story from Grim’s point of view as he gives voice to the many characters. The story works well on audio and I highly recommend listening.

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About Amy Boyles

Amy Boyles

Author of laugh-out-loud paranormal cozy mysteries. Series include: Sweet Tea Witches, Bless Your Witch, Lost Southern Magic Renovations, Seven Suitors For Seven Witches, Southern Ghost Wranglers and Withering Mysteries. She has a Pharm D in pharmacy, a BA in Creative Writing and a Master's in Life.
When she isn't writing or chasing around two small children (one of which is four going on thirteen), she can be found antique shopping for a great deal, getting her roots touched up (because that’s an every four-week job) and figuring out when she can get back to Disney World.

About Michael Kirby

Michael Kirby

Michael Kirby

Michael Kirby's voice has been described as: "Present, crisp, and genuine. A voice you can trust with your house keys." He is a California native, a lifelong skateboarder, waterman, and a classically trained actor who holds an MFA from The Old Globe Theatre. With a diverse career spanning more than a quarter century, Michael works in film, television, voice-over, and theater, and has been seen on Off-Broadway stages, as well as regional houses like The Mark Taper Forum, Syracuse Stage, The Old Globe, and many more. He is a member of the prestigious Antaeus Theatre company in Los Angeles. As a father of two toddlers, he approaches all things with a patient and nurturing spirit. Michael loves his craft and thrives on storytelling, both fiction and nonfiction.

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8 Responses to “Something Withering This Way Comes by Amy Boyles”

  1. Katherine

    I’m loving the mix of cozy and fantasy and this sounds like a good mystery. The withering curse sounds awful. I’ll have to give this one a try.