The Wiccan Witch of the Midwest by Scott Lerner


The Wiccan Witch of the Midwest

By: Scott A. Lerner
Genres: Mystery & Detective, Thriller
Pages: 230
Series: Samuel Roberts #4
Publisher: Camel Press
Published on: October 31st 2015
The Wiccan Witch of the Midwest by Scott Lerner

Samuel Roberts, a lawyer in Champaign, Illinois, has just moved to a new home to escape the memories of his old place—the stray body parts left by evil entities as well as traces of his relationship with Susan, who left him because he couldn’t stop risking both their lives trying to save the world. That leaves Sam free to fall in love again. Sam falls hard, suspiciously hard, for Bridget Gillis, a beautiful fortune teller who also happens to be a witch and a member of a coven. The village that encompasses the coven was founded by Bridget’s great-great aunt, also named Bridget and a dead ringer for her descendant. The new relationship quickly gets complicated. It is two days before Halloween, and Bridget is about to be tried by her fellow witches for the crime of practicing dark magic involving the blood of children. The punishment is to be burned at the stake. Bridget needs an advocate, and Sam is the perfect man for the job. Sam brings in Bob, who is suspicious of his best buddy’s sudden passion. The two of them have until the Witching Hour on Halloween to clear Bridget’s name and find out who is killing the local children. As they comb the area for clues, quiz the locals, and take a crash course in witchcraft and Wiccan customs, Sam and Bob can’t shake the question: is Bridget a good witch or a bad witch?The Wiccan Witch of the Midwest is the fourth Samuel Roberts Thriller.

Also by this author: Cocaine Zombies, Ruler of Demons (Samuel Roberts, #2), The Fraternity of the Soul Eater

 

So apparently I didn’t have that many books in my TBR. That or I just ignored them because for a week straight all I read was Scott Lerner’s books.  Oh I remember, I went up to see Metallica, and didn’t grab any books. My paperwhite isn’t 3G, I didn’t have many books on it. I lost my old paperwhite, so this one only had a couple of books.

 

This is the fourth installment of Samuel Robert’s whomp through the supernatural.  Bob forces same into a Tarot Card reading. Bob, his friend, his teammate, his arch nemesis for doing this to him.  The tarot card reader is not what Sam expects, and he is very happy about that. Bridget, a young witch just so happens to also know her way around a tarot deck. For a man who doesn’t fall in love quickly, he falls head over lawyer loafer heeled for her.  What is a man to do, when a hotty in leather wants you. Obviously there is more to the story, and Bob and him check out the quaint town surrounding Bridget’s place.  There is a deli type, a bookshop, and apothecary.

 

Obviously Bob and Sam are not your typical apothecary goers, and so the reception they get is a bit frosty.  Like with all of this books, they mean well, but sometimes they do things that set back the story line. Not in a bad way, but in a bull in a china shop way.  What?  They don’t always see what is right in front of them, and because of that, sometimes people die.  I mean it happens to everyone right?  When you dabble with the occult, sometimes you should understand the occult more, or less, or pay more attention… Stop thinking with your dick, something like that.

 

When the truth finally comes out, boy watch out.  It is a slap in the face, and one that I did not see coming, which makes me happy.  Why you ask?  If I am reading a book and I figure out the killer/ending right away, why keep reading it?  I don’t like cliffhangers, but final answers, particularly with twists make me all warm and fuzzy.  Even if the killer ranges from a Vampire to a Mermaid and everything inbetween.  Check this book out, it is worth it, but I would suggest you reading the first ones in the series, that way you know the backstory.  Not that it is necessarily needed, but it adds an extra layer.

 

 

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About Scott A. Lerner

Author and attorney Scott A. Lerner resides in Champaign, Illinois. He obtained his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and went on to obtain his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. He is currently a sole practitioner in Champaign, Illinois. The majority of his law practice focuses on the fields of criminal law and family law. Mr. Lerner lives with his wife, their two children, and their cat Fern. Lerner collects unusual antiques and enjoys gardening, traveling, reading fiction, and going to the movies. His first novel, Cocaine Zombies, won a bronze medal in the mystery/cozy/noir category of the 2013 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Awards.

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