Halfway Hunted by Terry Maggert

Some prey bites back.

FTC Notice: This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review. This is no way impacts my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

halfway Hunted2Title: Halfway Hunted
Author: Terry Maggert
Series: Halfway Witchy Book 3
Publish Date: June 2, 2016
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Provided by the author

Publisher’s Description: Welcome to Halfway; where the waffles are golden, the moon is silver, and magic is just around every corner.

A century old curse is broken, releasing Exit Wainwright, an innocent man trapped alone in time.

Lost and in danger, he enlists Carlie, Gran, and their magic to find the warlock who sentenced him to a hundred years of darkness. The hunter becomes the hunted when Carlie’s spells awaken a cold-blooded killer intent on adding another pelt to their gruesome collection: hers.

But the killer has never been to Halfway before, where there are three unbreakable rules:

1. Don’t complain about the diner’s waffles.
2. Don’t break the laws of magic.
3. Never threaten a witch on her home turf.

Can Carlie solve an ancient crime, defeat a ruthless killer and save the love of her life from a vampire’s curse without burning the waffles?

Come hunt with Carlie, and answer the call of the wild.

Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel (or, in other words, SPOILERS).

Nervous_Nellie_100Nervous Nellie says…

This is an urban fantasy with a mystery. There are a couple of hot sex scenes, but nothing untoward. There is not any undeserving gore and the good guys take a hit more than once. There are lessons to be learned and scores to settle. There is a satisfying ending but not without its consequences.

Carlie and her Gran have a missing person to find. A gentleman from a hundred years past is looking for his wife. It shouldn’t amaze me, since this is Book #3, but the story ducks and weaves its way to the final blowout. First, Carlie’s team has to figure out the how. Then comes why and then the justice on the who.

I was riveted to the story and I think this is the best one of the series yet. Carlie is very likable but she has challenges just like everyone else. She has a fantastic attitude and some of her one liners are golden… just like her waffles. Carlie grew up in Halfway and the small town portrayed in the story is spot on.  The detailed descriptions are written in such a way that I never thought about what I was reading—I just imagined it.  That’s first class.

badge5v4The other part of the story is where Carlie is put on the epic trail of her ancestry and what could happen if she gives in to the dark side.  Wulfric, Carlie’s main squeeze, fell to the shadows at the end of Book #2 and Carlie is determined to try anything to get him back to the land of the living…..um….sort of .  She challenges her morals and her magic.  She has to be so very careful to not get sucked in to the ease of blood magic and the power that comes with it.  It’s rather like a lesson in real life.  The easy way is not necessarily the right thing and revenge is a dish best served cold.

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FTC Notice: This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review. This is no way impacts my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About Nervous Nell Justice

I read, read and then read. I love my life as a reviewer because I get to meet some awesome people who love books too. It's a fantastic world to live in!My favorite genres: Urban Fantasy, Regency Romance, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Thrillers, Paranormal Mysteries, Vampire Romance, Historical, Contemporary or Futuristic Mysteries and Thrillers, Steampunk Fantasy and Mysteries, Police Procedurals and Political Thrillers.

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