Title: Witch You Well
Author: Colleen Cross
Narrator: Petrea Burchard
Series: Westwick Witches #1
Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
Date Read: February 1, 2020
DNF 50% (2hrs. 57min. remaining)
Cendrine “Cen” West Cen is a journalist descended from a long line of powerful witches who have inhabited the small town of Westwick Corners for generations. Cen craves an ordinary life but her Aunt Pearl is determined for her to keep up her witchcraft. A murder at their family Inn points to her Aunt Pearl. Its going to take some magic and sleuthing to find the real murderer.
So let’s start with what I liked. I liked the narrator. They did a good job with differentiating characters and portraying tone. I liked the concept of this story but unfortunately I was sadly bored by it. Cen was a very flat and boring character. I also wasn’t liking how she doubts her relationship but refuses to discuss it with the groom.
My biggest issue was Aunt Pearl. She is supposed to be this fun criminal witchy aunt but just comes across as really annoying. She has no care for how her actions affect others and is constantly doing things that hurt other people and their property. She is the family member you never want to be around because they make you want to pull your hair out.
Truthfully I was planning on stopping this audiobook after just a few chapters (about an hour), but I stuck it out to see if it got better. Also I was listening to it while working on a sewing project so it just let it keep playing. Since I still wasn’t enjoying it at 50% I called it quits and will be moving on to something else.
I really wanted to like this book but I think the story and characters needed more work.
*ARC provided by the author for an honest review.*