Halfway Dead by Terry Maggert # review
Posted by mindygrindstaff
Carlie McEwan loves many things.
She loves being a witch. She loves her town of Halfway, NY—a tourist destination nestled on the shores of an Adirondack lake. Carlie loves her enormous familiar, Gus, who is twenty-five pounds of judgmental Maine Coon cat, and she positively worships her Grandmother, a witch of incredible power and wisdom. Carlie spends her days cooking at the finest—and only—real diner in town, and her life is a balance between magic and the mundane, just as she likes it.
When a blonde stranger sits at the diner counter and calls her by name, that balance is gone. Major Pickford asks Carlie to lead him into the deepest shadows of the forest to find a mythical circle of chestnut trees, thought lost forever to mankind. There are ghosts in the forest, and one of them cries out to Carlie across the years. Come find me.
Danger, like the shadowed pools of the forest, can run deep. The danger is real, but Carlie’s magic is born of a pure spirit. With the help of Gus, and Gran, and a rugged cop who really does want to save the world, she’ll fight to bring a ghost home, and deliver justice to a murderer who hides in the cool, mysterious green of a forest gone mad with magic.
I was given this book by the author and chose to review it.
Your hometown gets in your blood. For Carlie McEwan and her Gran Tess who are white witches, it’s literal. Because for centuries her family has guarded the little town and it’s inhabitants 24 / 7.
One day Carlie is asked to help find the last known American Chestnut trees in a place of evil in the mountains called Thendara. She agrees but for reasons of her own, to find and free the soul of a lost little boy who was murdered years ago in those woods.
What follows is a interesting tale of a battle against evil. With the help of a 1000 year old half viking half vampire and a lot of magic can Carlie find and release the boy’s soul and defeat the evil that controls Thendara?
I was so caught up in Carlie’s world I couldn’t put it down and can’t wait to read more of this amazing series.
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock.