Witch Hunt - Ophelia and Abby, Bk 4 Author:Shirley Damsgaard Small-town librarian Ophelia Jensen is finally starting to embrace her lot as one of the "chosen" -- a psychic and folk magick practitioner, a.k.a. a witch. Expert loving guidance from her magickally adept grandmother Abby helps -- and adopting Tink, an exceptionally talented teenage medium, has given Ophelia's life new purpose... until a brutal... more » murder clouds the sunshine of their days.
Ophelia's co-worker and best friend, Darci, is distraught when her cousin is implicated in the small Iowa town of Summerset's most recent murder -- the violent death of a biker. Unfortunately for Darci's cousin, it's her fingerprints all over the murder weapon. She claims she's innocent, but it'll take Ophelia and Abby more than a good incantation or two to get to the bottom of this crime -- what with ghosts, crooked cops, secret identities, and a small army of outlaw bikers thrown into this devil's brew.« less
With this book, we see more of Ophelia's friend, Darci and we continue to learn that things aren't always what they seem. This series doesn't seem to be loosing any steam and Damsgaard continues to keep us entertained.
I like this series enough that I'm going thru them at about a book a day. But this one was my least favorite. Damsgaard uses Prologues in each book. Usually they are just like a first chapter. The book picks up where the prologue ended. But in this one it came as an excerpt from near the end of the book and I hate it when authors give so much foreshadowing. It kind of ruined the suspense for me. I had it figured out way too early. Happily, she fixed that again in Book 5.
Ophelia is a thirty something, single librarian who shuns her psychic abilities and denies her grandmother Abby's benevolent witchcraft. Having "seen" her best friend's death, but unable to warn him that his death was imminent and save him, she escapes the trauma and moves to her grandmother's small town. In spite of her denying her and her grandmother's uncanny abilities, Ophelia is drawn into mysterious events and deaths in her new hometown. A pleasant series.