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Witch Is When The Floodgates Opened by Adele Abbott Review

Title: Witch Is When The Floodgates Opened

Author: Adele Abbott

First published January 29, 2016

225 pages, Kindle Edition

Rating: 4.23


Jill Gooder, P.I. and witch, thought she had seen it all, but she was wrong. Something strange is happening in the town of Candlefield and it’s causing things to disappear.

Even her trusty PA, Mrs. V, has vanished without a trace.

As Jill investigates, she discovers a pattern that leads her to a priceless antique and a dangerous culprit. With the floodgates opened, Jill must use all her skills to solve the case before it’s too late.

Join Jill on another thrilling adventure as she uncovers the truth and saves the day once again.

About the Author

Step into Adele Abbott’s world and get ready for a wild ride full of mystery and magic. There’s never a dull moment with her unique and exciting storytelling.

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Editoral Review

In Witch Is When The Floodgates Opened, Adele Abbott combines mystery, humor, and fantasy to create a delightful reading experience. The book was first published in January 2016 and is part of the “Witch P.I.” series.

The story takes place in the fictional town of Brimstone, where the protagonist, Jill Gooder, is a witch and private investigator. She and her colleagues must solve a case involving a missing person, but their investigation is hampered by a citywide flood caused by nonstop rain.

Abbott’s writing style is charming and engaging, with a lighthearted tone that balances the darker aspects of the story. The characters are well-developed and relatable, each with their quirks and personalities.

The author also delves into themes of familial relationships, trust, and forgiveness, adding depth and emotional resonance to the plot. The book’s setting and magical elements add an extra layer of fascination, making the story stand out in the crowded mystery genre.

One notable strength of the book is its pacing, with Abbott expertly balancing action, character development, and humor. The mystery element is well-crafted, with enough twists and turns to keep the reader engaged while avoiding predictability.

While the book may be categorized as “cozy mystery,” it still tackles heavier themes without sacrificing its entertaining qualities. The book also appeals to a wide range of readers, whether they are fans of the genre or not.

In terms of limitations, some readers may find the book’s magical elements too fantastical or contrived. Others may feel that the resolution of the mystery is too neat and tidy, lacking the grittiness of true crime stories.

Overall, Witch Is When The Floodgates Opened is a delightful and well-crafted mystery novel. It’s perfect for readers who enjoy light-hearted mysteries with a touch of magic and humor.

It earns a rating of 4 out of 5 stars, with deductions for some minor flaws in execution.