Is her magic strong enough to stop a killer?
On her first assignment as a demon-hunting witch, Alma was unable to kill. Now broke and unemployed at twenty-six, she lives in Silverpool, a remote town in a redwood forest north of San Francisco, where she sells magic-infused jewelry and tries to live a drama-free life.
When fairies draw her to the dead body of her ex-boyfriend, she must defend herself and the hidden power in Silverpool from an influx of supernatural trouble. The only way to make peace—and stay alive—is to find the killer.
Drawing upon years of formal magical training she’d rather forget, and using other abilities she’d like to keep secret, Alma goes up against bloodthirsty fae, a dangerously charming demon, her infamous father, and other ambitious witches with agendas of their own.
This time, an inability to kill might be not just the end of her job, but of her life...
DEAD WITCH ON A BRIDGE is the first book in a new paranormal mystery series by USA Today bestselling author Gretchen Galway.
Great book from start to finish. Different storyline from other books in the genre.
Alma is a failed demon-hunting witch, due to her unwillingness to hurt another being. When a friend, who was protecting the city from evil forces, is murdered, Alma worries for the safety of her town. When she is then told a magical item was stolen and she and her criminal father are under suspicion, it’s in her best interests to find out what really happened. Alma has to draw on all the magic within her to help save herself and her city from the evil. Even if it means hurting another.
This book has witches and fairies, and a friendly random dog, but it’s something different to the usual paranormal stories. I really enjoyed it and I hope there’ll be another.