Rest for the Wicked - The Claire Wiche Chronicles Book 1
#1, The Claire Wiche Chronicles
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She's running from her past – and running out of time.
Claire Wiche is an ordinary woman, running her Wicca shop in an ordinary California beach town.
But Claire wasn't always ordinary, and she isn't quite human. She hides a secret, and a past she thought she had put behind her.
A past that is about to explode into her present.
When it does, and everyone she loves is in danger, Claire must face up to her past - and become what she left behind in order to save them.
A very good read.
The book, first in a series, introduces us to a haunting magical world set in contemporary coastal California. The characters are believable with a range of behaviors that draws you in to care about the story. Brisk and well plotted.
I stumbled on the story in an anthology and ended up binge-reading the complete series. Nothing heavy or overly dark, yet sufficiently gripping to hold your attention. That's saying a lot as it comes from a non-Y/A male reader.