Friday, December 30, 2011

Review on: Who Do, Voodoo by Rochelle Staab

I've reviewed a fun mystery called Who Do, Voodoo by Rochelle Staab. This is her debut novel, so obviously I've never read anything by Ms. Staab before. Here's a bit about the book first. I've 'lifted' a blurb from Ms. Staab's website.

Blurb:

When Liz Cooper's friend Robin Bloom finds an unusual tarot card tacked to her front door, Liz writes it off as a prank. Robin refuses to ignore the omen—her late husband drew the same card, the three of swords, in a reading the night before he was killed in a car accident. As more cards and darker threats appear, Liz realizes someone very dangerous is upping the ante.

Liz turns to her brother's ex-college roommate, occult expert Nick Garfield. As Nick leads her into the voodoo community to locate the origin of the deck, she can't ignore their attraction to each other. Then a woman is found murdered and Robin becomes the prime suspect. Determined to clear her friend, Liz joins forces with Nick to unravel otherworldly secrets and seek help from beyond—or risk being outwitted by a cunning killer...

I was pleasantly surprised by this first novel. Very fun mystery with lots of twists and turns. And the best thing of all, I hadn't figured out 'who' the culprit was until basically when it was revealed. One of my biggest pet peeves is a mystery that doesn't keep you guessing, and one that is predictable. I'm happy to say Ms. Staab not only kept me guessing, but it was far from predictable. If there was one draw back it was to much description. I am not a fan. But that's just me. I recommend that you pick Who Do, Voodoo up and enjoy!
I rate this 4 Dahlias.

Available at Amazon

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