Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Trouble With Witches by Shirley Damsgaard

"Ophelia has always considered her psychic abilities an imposition, except for those times she's been able to put her paranormal talents to good use--like when a friend asks her to help find a missing teenager. Unfortunately it means she and Abby, her kindly, canny sorceress granny, will be taking to the road to pursue the vanished girl in the wilds of Minnesota.

The signs are pointing toward the secluded new age research facility of Jason and Juliet Finch, who live with their troubled--and possibly matricidal--thirteen-year-old niece. And a bizarre local murder that follows their arrival-plus the appearance of a mysterious Native American shaman--only emphasize the urgency of Ophelia and Abby's hunt, drawing them into a web of dark secrets and to the last place they'd ever wish to be: a cottage in the woods where true evil quite possibly resides."

I just love this series. The blending of paranormal with mystery is so captivating to me. I have enjoyed all the books of this series so far and I think they just keep getting better and better. I think Ophelia's character development is so well done. In each book she is getting a bit more comfortable with her *gift* and how to use it. It's so believable, and a normal progression, she didn't just wake up one day with the gift and know how to use it. The secondary characters are so well done also, I truly love this series, and can't wait to read more!!!!! :) 5/5


pinkcypress said...

This is one of my favorite series too! I love Abby and Ophelia. I'm sure I'll be buying the next one NEW :-O