OPP Detective Raven Bowen hasn’t spoken to her Wiccan mother, Ena, in years. Shortly after Ena’s death, Raven discovers that her mom is in her head, speaking to her from beyond the grave and she wants her out. But, Ena has one condition she wants Raven to meet before she’ll leave her be – find her killer.
With Raven investigating a new case and her love life in turmoil, she begins looking into her mother’s death. But, there’s more to both cases than meets the eye and the event that destroyed Raven’s relationship with her lesbian lover may be wrapped up in the whole mess.
About the Author
Wendy writes mainly crime fiction with a hint of romance featuring strong female protagonists. She brings a vast array of life experience to her pages having held jobs on cruise ships in the Caribbean, addiction counsellor at a private addictions treatment centre, and years of experience in the security field. She enjoys learning and holds diplomas in creative writing, forensic sciences, and law & security, to name a few. When Wendy’s not writing, you’ll find her engrossed in the pages of a good book, out riding her bike, or spending quality time with her family. She aspires to empower and inspire women as well as foster their healing with her novels. Visit her website at wendyhewlett.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
High Priestess is the first book in the Solstice Coven series and is a great mystery story. Detective Constable Raven Bowen is a good character, strong, likable, and complex. The storyline is well written, with relationship issues, spirits, murder, and magick. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
I absolute loved this book. I have to admit I did not hold high expectations seeing as the cover was kinda boring and looked homemade. Often in the world of Indie writing a mediocre cover means the writing will match. This is not the case with High Priestess! Although the story went in a direction that had more emphasis on magick, and less on the crime solving, it was still a very good story! I loved Raven and all the supporting cast. Characters were well flushed out and unique, and the plot was solid. I normally feel authors botch a character like Raven's but Hewlett did not. Often this walled off character is so b***** to their supporting friend and family it's hard to sympathize. I felt Hewlett gave me enough to actually sympathize with this hard-knock character. I was pleasantly surprised at the tears I shed over Raven's plights. I can't wait for book two, and I can't recommend this book enough!