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Windwalker by Natasha Mostert

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Title: Windwalker
Author: Natasha Mostert
Published: April 1, 2005
Publisher: Portable Magic, Ltd
Pages: 366

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Review:
Another great paranormal romance from Natasha Mostert. As with the other books of hers I’ve read, this one really gets you into the world of the characters and certainly makes you think. This one was a bit different as the paranormal aspects weren’t quite as overt, but they were definitely central to the story.

I did find these characters a bit harder to connect with than in some of Mostert’s other books, but there was definitely a different tone to this one that I think made it work. Since the main characters themselves struggle with finding a true connection with other people, it almost adds a layer to the narrative that it is easier to connect to the secondary characters and their stories than Justine and Adam.

Definitely an enjoyable read and I find it worthy of recommendation.

(eGalley provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.)

Title: The Midnight Side
Author: Natasha Mostert
Publication Date: December 28, 2000

Rating: ★ ★ ★  ☆
Review: 
When Isa gets a late night cryptic phone call from her cousin, Alette, she is surprised to learn later that the phone call was made after Alette has already died. Swept off to London to handle her cousin’s affairs, she finds herself caught up in a plan laid out in Alette’s will – one that she finds a bit difficult to carry out. But she shortly learns there was much more to her cousin and her cousin’s life – and death – than she’d imagined.

I recently read Natasha Mostert’s Season of the Witch, which I very much enjoyed, and I wasn’t too surprised to find this book just as enjoyable. Mostert has quite a skill for crafting a mystery/suspense novel with paranormal elements and romantic overtones, and it’s very easy to get caught up in her books. I definitely recommend this to those interested in any one or more of those qualities because I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

(eGalley provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.)

Title: Season of the Witch
Author: Natasha Mostert
Publication Date: April 19, 2007

Rating: ★ ★ ★  ☆
Review: 
Mystery. Suspense. The paranormal. A murder? Season of the Witch has it all. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book when I picked it up off of NetGalley. I don’t have any prior experience with the author, but it seemed interesting and worth a read. And it definitely proved to be well worth it.

Gabriel is approached by an old friend from his past to investigate the disappearance of her stepson, Robert. It seems like a simple enough assignment until he quickly finds himself immersed in the world of the Monk sisters – two mysterious and beautiful women who have much more lurking below the surface than he could ever have imagined. But what really happened to Robert? And will Gabriel figure it out in time to save others from danger?

It’s rare that I read a mystery and find myself going back and forth and guessing right up until the final reveal. I had bits and pieces figured out, but there are enough twists in the story that just when you think you know the fully answer, you quickly find out that it’s just not quite right.

Very highly recommend this for anyone interested in mystery, especially with a touch of the paranormal and some romance thrown in as well.

(eGalley provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.)