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Dead of Winter
Lily Dare Mystery #3
Wendy Corsi Staub

Crooked Lane
November 7, 2017/ ISBN 978-1-68331-333-5

Reviewed by Laura Hinds 


Lily Dale is a most unusual small town. The population consists of mostly psychics and mediums, and is a popular place for tourists with an interest in having their futures read for them. There are also ghosts and children to keep things even more lively.

Bella Jordan has lived there for a fairly short amount of time but has already been involved in solving some murders. She still hesitates to believe in magical phenomena, but it shows itself to her again and again. She happens to be looking out her window when a killer dumps a corpse into the nearby lake. The killer has seen her at the window and vows to silence her. He is spooked by a black cat but intends to come back later.

Meanwhile, Jiffy Arden, a precocious kid, sees the killer as he chases the black cat. Jiffy has foreseen his own kidnapping, and he has told Bella’s six- year- old son, Max, about it. When Jiffy actually does disappear, Max is distraught and is physically ill. Then another body is discovered…

I’ve loved each book in the series, and this one is quite suspenseful. Wendy Corsi Staub is a prolific writer with a fantastic imagination and expressiveness that draws the reader in. With enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, the avid mystery reader who enjoys a strong element of the paranormal will be thrilled with this book. In fact, I recommend the whole series!

“Dead of Winter” is available for pre-order now and the official release date is November 7, 2017.

Reviews of other titles by this author

Scared to Death
Live to Tell
In the Blink of an Eye
Bone White
Lullaby and Goodnight

Reviewed 2017