Payback’s a Witch (Blackwood Bay Witches #5) by Misty Bane

Dru’s got some interesting new neighbors in the fifth installment of Misty Bane’s Blackwood Bay Witches series. Joe & Laura Collins moved in with a bang, and go out with one too.

It all started when Dru got an invitation to Joe’s 60th birthday bash, by way of a swarmy con man turning up in her bookshop and staring at her chest. Despite her unease, she dicides to take her boyfriend, Harper, along to see their mansion, friends, and mega-Church/cult associates party it up, a mere handful of hours after someone set their lawn on fire.

Dru’s just nosy and she’s okay with it.

But the party quickly unravels into a three-way who done it mystery when Dru accidentally trips over Joe’s dead body at the party. It quickly escalates into all parties pointing fingers at each other, but Maui, her talking cat, is the real hero of the book.

There’s one more Blackwood Bay Witches mystery available from the set I purchased, but I think I’m going to save it for another time. While these are cute and cozy it’s definitely time to mix it up. I’m not sure what I’ll pick up next but I hope my readers will join me in my next adventure.

Goodreads rating: 3 of 5 stars

Would I read it again? I don’t think so.