Berls Reviews A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake

Posted January 22, 2019 by Berls in Review / 2 Comments

Berls Reviews A Potion to Die For by Heather BlakeA Potion to Die For by Heather Blake
Narrator: Carla Mercer-Meyer
Published by Tantor Audio on February 24, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Cozy Mystery
Length: 9 hours 46 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Borrowed
Goodreads
three-stars

TROUBLE IS BREWING…

As the owner of Little Shop of Potions, a magic potion shop specializing in love potions, Carly Bell Hartwell finds her product more in demand than ever. A local soothsayer has predicted that a couple in town will soon divorce—and now it seems every married person in Hitching Post, Alabama, wants a little extra matrimonial magic to make sure they stay hitched.

But when Carly finds a dead man in her shop, clutching one of her potion bottles, she goes from most popular potion person to public enemy number one. In no time the murder investigation becomes a witch hunt—literally! Now Carly is going to need to brew up some serious sleuthing skills to clear her name and find the real killer—before the whole town becomes convinced her potions really are to die for!

My top thoughts:

There were some elements to this that I really liked. For example, the relationship between Carly and her cousin Delia and just the wacky crazy dynamics they have going on. But so many of the characters were actually fairly forgettable – I mixed them up frequently and just never really got attached to most of them. I have almost 0 investment in the love interest 🙁 The mystery was pretty good, though, and there were a few really fun twists to it. Overall, I’m invested enough to continue, but not chomping at the bits to read the next book.

Who I think would like it:

If you’re a fan of cozy mysteries, I think you’ll enjoy this as I did. Particularly ones with a bit of the paranormal thrown in.

Narrator thoughts:

The narration was okay, though I wasn’t in love with the accents from the get-go. They grew on me and I ended up enjoying her narration overall.

3 stars Just Okay

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About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 17 year old on the planet. I also have the privilege of teaching Kindergarten. I love what I do and you can expect it to bleed into my posts. Teaching is a big a part of me as my family and reading. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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