Friday, November 11, 2011

Review: Who Do, Voodoo? by Rochelle Staab

Who Do, Voodoo?
Author:Rochelle Staab
Release Date: November 1, 2011
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN:  0425244598
ISBN13: 9780425244593
Genre: Mystery (with Supernatural elements)
Review Copy Source: Publisher
Clinical psychologist Liz Cooper doesn't believe in ghosts. But when her best friend finds a tarot card tacked to her front door-and is then accused of murder-Liz will have to find a way to embrace the occult if she wants to outwit the real killer...

WHO DO, VOODOO? Reminded me a bit of Charlaine Harris' Aurora Teagarden series. I really enjoyed the Aurora Teagarden series so WHO DO, VOODOO? had no issues keeping my attention. Liz's best friend is being threatened by a unknown person through the use of Tarot Cards. On top of that the best friend is accused of murder. Liz with the help of a family friend (who becomes more then a friend) Nick set to work on finding out who is responsible for putting this all in motion. 

I love a good mystery. I like being able to sort out the clues along with the characters and see into the their heads as they make their guesses while I make mine. I also love books with a touch (who am I kidding a LOT) of supernatural, paranormal, fantasy, etc. I was not sure if the book would be something that would match my reading preferences but WHO DO, VOODOO? had a great blend of supernatural elements and mystery to keep me reading. Liz is a Psychologist so it was fun getting into her head and seeing how she came to the conclusions she came to. Nick was frustrating at times but fit well into his role. They both felt real and well matched. There was some great romantic tension between them. Liz was not a believer in voodoo so I think it made the story a little more interesting. She rejected a lot of things and tried to find logical explanations for them. Liz mom happens to be eccentric and into card reading and all that so it was fun watching their differences play out. The story had a great pace to it and the killer actually ended up being someone I never even considered yet when it was revealed it made total sense. WHO DO, VOODOO? is the first book in a new series from Rochelle Staab and I think this is one any mystery lover will enjoy.

I gave it 4/5 stars