When a movie shoot ends in murder, a caffeine fix might be the star’s only hope.
Skye O’Malley’s grandmother always told her she inherited the Sight. But other than an occasional message from a blob of tea leaves or a vague dream, Skye doesn’t think she’s anything special, since she can’t even predict which of her coffee-shop customers will order hard-core black or fancy frou-frou with extra foam.
The only instinct she can rely on is the jangly feeling that something is about to happen. Like when her best friend (and only employee) Deanne tells her that a film crew is coming to their hometown of Las Vegas, New Mexico. The lead is Hollywood’s hottest action-movie star, Max Sullivan, who just happens to be Skye’s former "boy next door"…and her lifelong, unrequited crush.
Just having him around unbalances Skye's carefully curated existence. But when she starts having disturbing dreams involving Max and a prop gun, she can’t ignore them. Especially when the film’s notoriously unpleasant director turns up dead, and the evidence points to one prime suspect. Max.
Max needs a miracle, not a not-quite witch. But he’s placing all his trust in Skye — and her murky tea leaves — to help him find the real culprit before the actual murderer gets away clean.
Definitely a surprise.
Another great series
This review is of Caffeine Before Curses, Book 1 in the Lattes and Levitation series by Christine Pope.
I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I always enjoy starting a new Christine Pope series. There will be new characters, new locations, new witchy powers. You did see this was a paranormal mystery, didn’t you? This time we are in Las Vegas, New Mexico and our heroine Skye O’Malley has dreams and can read tea leaves. No, not those kinds of dreams! She has Dreams that give her warnings and other information. And when was the last time you saw a heart shape in your tea leaves? Then there’s Max Sullivan, Skye’s long ago high school crush who is back in town to make a movie. Then someone gets killed and some else gets blamed and Skye has to figure it out. That’s all you are getting. You are going to have to read the book to find out who got killed and who did the killing and if Skye figured it out. I don’t want to ruin all of your fun!
So welcome to Las Vegas! The cute, quirky little town where Skye lives, where Max and the movie people are visiting, and where anything can happen.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! I can’t wait for the next book in the series.