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on March 25, 2017
Why did I wait so long to read "Death at Peony House" after I purchased it?! I COULD NOT put this book down once I started reading it, and I hope to see much more of these characters in the future of "The Invisible Entente" series!

Forgive me for being vague but I don't want to give anything away in my review, I hate spoilers.
The characters are well written, their personalities are strong, their interactions with one another and reactions to events are believable, easily drawing the reader into the story and events. I truly hope to see much more of them in the future of this series.
The plot flows smoothly with no jarring event gaps to confuse the reader. The mystery itself and events that lead to solving it happens quickly in story timeline but are written in great detail. And the twist... well, you'll just have to read "Death at Peony House" and find out for yourself! I'm usually on point in my mystery solving and left disappointed when I'm right, but I think Krista Walsh may be the best 'red herring' writer since Agatha Christie, since I was wrong on the 'who done it' for the second time in "The Invisible Entente" series!

I highly recommend this to anyone that likes mystery, with or without an element of fantasy and magic! As for me, I'm on to the next in the series and hope that Ms Walsh won't make us all wait too much longer for another release!
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on January 13, 2017
This is the first book I've ever received for review consideration, and I picked a good one. If you like stories in which the paranormal mess with our normal, unaware lives, then you will not be disappointed. Krista Walsh weaves a believable and disturbing tale about a journalist with powers to solve mysteries that no one else can. Daphne's past life of experimenting with her powers, to the detriment of her ethics and relationships, is touched upon in this story as she tries to solve a modern-day murder that has connections to killings spanning back over a century. She is constantly trying to do the "right thing," and refers back to a darker past rather frequently. Not understanding her musings bothered me until I realized that there is a prequel that explains that part of her life. I was then able to read with a more open mind, knowing that it would all become clear once I read Invisible Entente (duh! I could have read that one first). Krista Walsh's writing is clear, fun, and real to the modern reader. As with all novels that deal with magic and magical gifts, Death at Peony House provides its own spin on the magic community, its secrets, and the way individual gifts manifest. I thought this was a really good read.
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on March 4, 2017
I purchased Death at Peony House because I enjoyed reading the preceding story, An Invisible Entente.
Although the story itself is fun, it felt bogged down and slower than it could have been. A disappointment after the snappier prequel.
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on June 6, 2018
We get to meet three important people Daphne, a sorceress, Emmett, a pickpocketing waif and Hunter Avery, a police officer.
Daphne and Hunter have a past, where she has caused him work related trouble.

Daphne finds a body, calls the police, meets Emmett who wants to find out who killed his friend, a fellow waif, Jack, when he squatted in the empty Peony House. Peony House is full of unhappy ghosts.
Hunter and his partner need to solve the murder of Jack, and he gets Daphne to promise to stay out of the way .
However only Daphne, with her secret witchy knowledge, can find out what really happened and do something about it.
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on March 18, 2018
This was really good! I can't wait to read the next books in the series!
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on June 7, 2018
I love this & I can't wait for more.
I will be also leaving a review on Goodreads @ Amazon.
And letting everyone know about it.
So i gave it a 5 Stars.
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on March 5, 2017
Krista Walsh has written some of the finest stories I've read in a long time. The author has a way of pulling you I n to bbc.co the story. Krista has a knack for building action that will make you sweat along with the characters.
Well worth checking out.
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on October 27, 2016
Fantastic, didn't want to put the book down. Can't wait for the next book. Certain I knew who it was and was way off base.
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on February 11, 2017
A wonderful story! A well written fantasy that hooks you from the beginning. Daphne is a wonderful character that most people can relate to. The struggle of doing what is best for ones self is something that anyone can relate to. I enjoyed ready every page.
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on May 26, 2018
Good story line. Fast paced and a little confusing at times.
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