This was the reader’s/listener’s first experience with the author. The title and cover had an immense influence in the decision to listen to this book. There were no regrets.
Jingle All The Slay turned out to be a fun read. From the storyline, to the charming town and to the delightful characters. A splendid start to the series. Readers of the Witchless in Seattle series will be happy to know that this is a spinoff. Those who never read the series would be happy to know Jingle All the Slay is self contained so they can read it on its own.
The story took the listener/reader through the town of Marshmallow Hollow, where every day is Christmas. Someone wants to destroy the beauty of the town by buying up all the shops and land, intending to develop a theme park. However, the person was found dead, was it an accident or murder? Halliday Valentine (a witch and a psychic) with the help of her new neighbour Hobbs jumped at the chance to put their amateur sleuthing skills to the test in unveiling the identity of the killer.
As stated earlier, the characters were such a delight, with the listener’s/reader’s favourite being Atticus, a hummingbird and Halliday’s familiar. The reader found it funny when he scolded her about using her magic for inappropriate reasons.
Fun, cute, humorous, well paced, captivating story, with a well-developed mystery, which kept the reader entertained from start to finish.
Hollie Jackson narrated, and what an exceptional narration. She captured all the facets of the characters. Her melodious voice added an extra flavour to the story.
Fans of cozy mysteries would have fun with this new series by Dakota Cassidy. Whichever medium chosen to dive into this delightful story, prepare yourself for a fun experience.
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