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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Review: Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

Title: Magic for Liars
Author: Sarah Gailey
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Xe Sands
Release Date: June 4th, 2019
Length: Novel (331 pages/9.1 hours)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Free via Publisher
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Magic for Liars is a standalone novel by Sarah Gailey. This is my first book by this author and I'm so glad I gave it a try. You all know I'm a huge fan of detective type books, but add in magic and you have me on the edge of my seat. I wound up loving this book and the mystery kept me guessing until it was revealed.

Our leading lady, Ivy Gamble is a private investigator that typically does the cheating spouse type cases. She's approached to help solve a murder that only she can handle. You see, regular humans aren't aware there is magic in the world, but Ivy's sister Tabitha could do magic since early childhood so she knows the truth. The murder happened at the private school Tabitha works for so Ivy is allowed to look into the death. This isn't an easy case which clearly becomes evident when Ivy gets to the school. There's no real leads and the entire school is suspect. Ivy winds up interviewing students and staff alike and we slowly get some hints at what happened and who might be the killer as well as learn about this world's magic. Ivy also attempts to reconcile with her sister Tabitha which I was glad to see since magic and a death in the family seems to have drawn a big wedge in their relationship.

Magic for Liars is a magical novel that will have you trying the solve the case. I really wound up enjoying the novel, Ivy's character was really relatable, which I normally can't say about books that have magic in them. The murder really kept me guessing, there were quite a few red herrings tossed in and it made for a really great read. All in all, if you're a fan of Urban Fantasy with magic mixed in you're going to love this book!

The Narrator:

As always, Xe Sands did an amazing job. She's one of my favorite narrators by far. She has an expressive voice and just makes the audiobook a great listen.

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