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Witch Is When Everything Went Crazy (A Witch P.I. Mystery) (Volume 3) Paperback – September 7, 2015
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 7, 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 230 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1515155226
- ISBN-13 : 978-1515155225
- Item Weight : 12.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.58 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #735,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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For example, in this instalment the main character, Jill Gooder, has to deal with the dilemma of having to celebrate both her sister's birthday and attend her mother's wedding on the same day. But this shouldn't have been the juggling act it was because it's been well established that while in the magical town of Candlefield, time outside in the rest of the world stands still. Jill *should* be able to just drive to Candlefield late the night before, do the wedding the next day while time stands still, come home, and still have it be the night before when she returns. But no. Apparently magic effects like this only work when it's convenient or inconsequential. Like I said, inconsistencies that are needlessly there, and very deliberate just complicate the story. ... But I digress a bit.
Just the same, irritations like the above example aside, this was a reasonably fun book.
While the writing is good, and the story interesting, there just wasn't enough fleshing out to make the book emotionally compelling. There is simply too much going on to allow the reader to strike any affinity with the characters. This massive influx of extraneous events force the characters to be unevenly, if at all, fleshed out.
And aside from the dog, Roger, it appears no one is happy (even Roger, due to his youth, disappoints in the end.) Jill seems to dislike everything except her cream biscuits: weddings, karaoke, bowling... and her "loving" sister is a pushy, overbearing,woman who appears to be more self-absorbed than sisterly/motherly.
I agree with the wedding scene, which I found frustrating -- Jill would not have to "jump back and forth" since time in the human world would stand still.
My waning empathy for the characters in book 2 was, unfortunately, completely severed in this book and though I find the plot and story interesting, probably it isn't enough to compel me to read further...
All in all, it is an easy read with some very funny elements...
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Being an author myself, I'm well aware of what one reviewer said about editing and repeats but I'm of the opinion that the average reader doesn't care too much about that sort of thing as long as the story is entertaining - and these books are entertaining! Also, I rarely can cope with reading one book after another in a series but as soon as I finish one book, I want to carry on with the next. I think you have found a great formula, Ms Abbott.
This is the third outing for Jill Gooder, the private investigator who also happens to be a witch. I enjoyed this more than the second of the series; there is a little less time spent filling-in the ground already covered in the first two books, and this helps to move the story along at a frenetic pace.
In this outing, as with all the Witch PI books (I’m now up to book 7), Jill has more than her fair share of things going on in her life. Not only have her ‘relationship’ interests expanded, she has to juggle attending a wedding in the ‘magical’ world of Candleford with her sister’s birthday celebrations in her home town of Washbridge. Add-in to that several investigations, dealing with her park-mad dog, semaphoring cat and ongoing training as a witch, Jill’s life is never dull.
I enjoy these books because they are easily read in an evening and provide light entertainment. Although, judging from other reviews, Jill Gooder’s grouchy nature may not be to everyones taste, I find her grumpiness amusing. The range of characters crammed in to these books is extensive too, and, as the story is delivered at such a fast pace, I find I never have time to be bored with any particular section. Yes, I’d agree that there are a number of plotting inconsistencies, but overall I’m enjoying the opportunity to lose myself in the good-natured ‘silliness’ that this series offers.
I'm bewitched! I'm captivated by the gentle humour and easy relaxed reading of these novels. Never thought I would be but the style is so different. The adventures of our Witch PI Jill Gooder has me chuckling uncontrollably. Can't wait to read the next book. I didn't believe in magic until now: I must be under a spell!