by Kristi Charish
Series: Kincaid Strange #3
Narrator: Susannah Jones
Length: 14 hours and 15 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Author, Purchase
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
Narration: 4 cups Speed: 1.3x
The third and final installment in Kristi Charish’s thrilling urban fantasy series finds beloved heroine and voodoo practitioner Kincaid Strange shanghaied away from Seattle and pursuing the ghost of a serial killer in Portland.
Just when Kincaid Strange thinks her life is back on track and she’s finally put her time as a paranormal practitioner with the Seattle PD to rest, her ex (and Seattle cop) Aaron asks her for help with yet another strange and ominous case. Martin Dane, the White Picket Fence Serial Killer who terrorized West Coast families living the suburban American dream, appears to be back at it with a fresh murder in Portland. There’s only one problem: Dane has been dead for three weeks.
Kincaid can’t resist a paranormal mystery. Despite her misgivings, she agrees to examine the Portland crime scene. What she discovers is a place of supernatural power unlike anywhere she’s ever been–and the reason Aaron had been so tight-lipped about the case details. There’s already a voodoo practitioner on the scene: Liam Sinclair, a TV celebrity of questionable talent and dubious intent.
Kincaid wants nothing more than to finish the job and retreat to Seattle, but the deeper she looks, the less the murder adds up. When she uncovers a much more sinister mystery–missing ghosts, scores of them, whom no one is looking for–there’s no turning back.
Voodoo Shanghai is the third novel in the Kincaid Strange urban fantasy series. Author Kristi Charish delivered a heart-stopping paranormal investigation that kept me on edge and hoping we see more of our protagonist.
I pre-ordered my Kindle copy, and then about a week after release the author offered me an Audible code. Now you all know I don’t like to switch from book to audio because I hear the characters in my head. But ya also know Urban Fantasy is my kryptonite on audio. Since I owned the book, I figured why not got for it?
I am happy to report it wasn’t painful. Sure, it was jarring at first to hear Kincaid and other characters speak differently, but the action and keen narration quickly swept me up.
Kincaid is asked to assist the FBI in hunting down a serial killer who might be a poltergeist. The job has her working in Portland… but trouble is waiting. The story that unfolded was intense, had dark moments, and delivered plenty of action. Strange had help from local witches, a tall, dark and handsome agent, Gideon, and Noah. Spells, traps, mirrors and twisted magic await you!
With this story we saw the closing of some threads, and the author gave us insight into Kincaid’s relationship with the dead.
Susannah Jones did a stellar job with the characters and had I started on audiobook it would have been my preferred method of devouring this series.
Whether you read or listen, fans of Cecy Robson and Jim Butcher will love Kincaid Strange.
It was brilliant. Dagnabbit; I want more. The story wrapped up nicely but left the door open for more stories as Kincaid accepts a new role.
While the publishers say this is the final installment, I am hoping they sign on for more adventures or Charish pursues them on her own. Either way, I am all in!
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