Not even a witch can keep her secrets safe in the sizzling ninth installment of national bestselling author Heather Blake’s Wishcraft series.
Wishcrafter Darcy Merriweather’s enchanted wedding plans are put to the test when murder invites itself to her bridal luncheon...
The Enchanted Village always has a touch of magic about it, but the buzz of excitement over the wedding between wish-granting witch Darcy and Police Chief Nick Sawyer is positively electric. With every spellbinding detail planned to perfection all that’s left is to sit back and let wishes come true. But Darcy’s dream wedding is threatened when the Divinitea Cottage, the tea room hosting her bridal luncheon, goes up in flames, revealing the strangled body of the owner, Leyna Noble.
Making vows to solve the crime without delaying the nuptials, Darcy focuses on her prime suspect, and number one nemesis, wicked witch Dorothy Hansel Dewitt, a notorious firebug. But when a psychic vanishes without a trace, Darcy’s investigation shifts to Leyna’s mysteriously bewitching past. Darcy must sort through mystical claims and old, vengeful grudges to find a killer before she is forced to forever hold her peace.
Set in the Enchanted Village neighborhood of Salem, Mass., Blake's enjoyable ninth and final Wishcraft mystery (after 2018's To Catch a Witch) finds Darcy Merriweather, the owner of As You Wish ("a personal concierge service"), preparing to marry police chief Nick Sawyer. However, as the meticulously crafted wedding and local Elder Renewal ceremony approach, Divinitea Cottage, the tearoom hosting Darcy's bridal luncheon, catches fire, and the strangled body of the shop's owner, fellow witch Leyna Noble, is soon discovered inside. As a secret Craft Investigator, Darcy must juggle wedding planning with catching an arsonist and a murderer. Darcy's nemesis, Dorothy Hansel Dewitt, is an obvious suspect. Darcy's faith will be tested as she faces a roller-coaster lead-up to her nuptials, but help comes from a mysterious woman and a special gift. Once again, Blake offers an appealing blend of cozy mystery with the secret rules and wonders of a group of clever witches. Fans will be sorry to see the last of Darcy and friends.