Comeuppance Served Cold – Marion Deeds

Published By: Macmillan
Pages: 208
Released On: 22/03/2022

Seattle, 1929 – a bitterly divided city overflowing with wealth, violence, and magic.

A respected magus and city leader intent on criminalising Seattle’s most vulnerable magickers hires a young woman as a lady’s companion to curb his rebellious daughter’s outrageous behaviour.

The widowed owner of a speakeasy encounters an opportunity to make her husband’s murderer pay while she tries to keep her shapeshifter brother safe.

A notorious thief slips into the city to complete a delicate and dangerous job that will leave chaos in its wake.

One thing is for certain – comeuppance, eventually, waits for everyone.

*****

Thanks to Macmillan for the advanced copy of this title in return for an honest review.

I know we don’t judge books by their cover but I really liked the cover of this, it was so beautiful and evoked the gloss of the period.

At first, I admit the second narrative of the speakeasy and shape-shifters didn’t hold my attention as much as the main Dolly/Fiona narrative. That wasn’t because it was poorly written or anything, I just found myself more absorbed with the other story. Having said that, the further you read, the more entwined the two stories become and you begin to enjoy them as one entity.

It is a short book at just over 200 pages so it is an enjoyable, relaxing read that you could easily get through in one evening.

I could easily see this as a late-night TV series. The glamour and the magic of the 1920s US lends itself to the silver screen.

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