Review: In the Air Tonight (Sisters of the Craft, #1) by Lori Handeland

June 16, 2015 Review 0

Review: In the Air Tonight (Sisters of the Craft, #1) by Lori HandelandIn the Air Tonight by Lori Handeland
Series: Sisters of the Craft, #1
Published by st. martin's on June 2, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352 pages
Source: NetGalley
Sexual Content: Moderately graphic sex scene
Reviewed by: Kristina
4 Stars

Four centuries ago, in a small Scottish village, three baby girls escaped the wrath of a witch hunter. Today, one young woman will learn about her secret history, her heart's destiny, and the sisters she never knew she had...

With her blue-black hair and dark eyes, Raye Larsen has never fit in with the Scandinavian community of New Bergin, Wisconsin. Being adopted is part of the reason she feels like an outsider, but what really sets Raye apart is her ability to see dead people. Everywhere.

She’s learned to keep her visions to herself . . . until she stumbles onto the ghost of a murder victim who needs Raye’s help. Enter Bobby Doucet, a distractingly handsome homicide detective who has been tracking a killer all the way from New Orleans. Could this be the break in his case he’s been looking for all along?

Meanwhile, the deeper Raye gets involved with the case—and with Bobby—the closer she comes to unlocking the mystery of her own origins. What she discovers about herself could destroy everything she knows . . . and everyone she loves. Is finding the truth worth the risk?

Filled with dark magic, dazzling romance, and dire suspense, this is the first book in a thrilling new series by New York Times bestselling author Lori Handeland

IN THE AIR TONIGHT is a thriller with a few ghosts, dashes of witchery, and some sweet romance. I enjoyed the fact that this story is set in Wisconsin as not too many books take place in the upper Midwest. The Midwestern vibe is strong in this book and I was afraid we'd forget about it when parts of the plot went to New Orleans. I love that city but I wanted to stay in Wisconsin, luckily they did. Aside from the setting I really enjoyed the magical backstory surrounding Raye. The increasingly complex story of just how Raye ended up where she is and who exactly she is was fascinating. I mean there are witches, secret societies, and witch hunters so what's not to find fascinating?

The actual plot revolving around some brutal murders that shake up Raye's small town really had me scratching my head over just who was doing this and why. I like having no clue since it makes the discovery all the more exciting. There were some aspects of the plot that had me shaking the book wanting people to just talk to eachother and explain things! Then again, some of the 'things' that happen are a bit on the paranormal side and some of these characters might not be able to believe it if they were informed.

Raye grew up seeing ghosts and obviously has to hide it else she end up in an asylum. I loved how she handled her ghosts on a daily basis with a dash of sass and determination. I enjoyed her sweet romance with Bobby. It didn't over take the plot which was really good as it allows the relationship to grow organically behind the scenes. While IN THE AIR TONIGHT has some grizzly murders and violence, its actually pretty light and has some silly moments that bring levity to the darker aspects of the story. Considering Raye is a triplet I'm looking forward to more witchy discoveries, murder, magic, and mayhem in the next two books.

 

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