Confound It

Rated 5.00/5 based on 1 reviews
Dreamwalker, sheriff’s consultant, and amateur sleuth Baxley Powell is called upon to help investigate a suspicious fire. A meth cook is dead, but the homicide investigation leads to more than a drug supply chain. Someone is pulling the strings behind the scenes, and unless Baxley stops the killer, the world will never be the same. More

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About Maggie Toussaint

Maggie Toussaint has published seventeen books, fourteen as Maggie Toussaint and three as Rigel Carson. She is president of the Southeast Mystery Writers of America and has a seat on the national MWA Board. She is also a member of Sisters In Crime and Low Country Sisters In Crime. Toussaint won the Silver Falchion Award for Best Cozy/Traditional mystery in 2014. Additionally, she won a National Readers Choice Award and an EPIC award for Best Romantic Suspense. She lives in coastal Georgia, where secrets, heritage, and ancient oaks cast long shadows.

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Lindsay Townsend reviewed on Sep. 2, 2019

5 Stars

A worthy, sympathetic heroine in a compelling paranormal mystery and romance series.

Baxley, the heroine of this intriguing paranormal mystery series, is a Dream-Walker, one who can communicate with the spirit world. This gift is both a responsibility and a danger, with hidden and overt costs. At the same time, being a Dream Walker can bestow great insights, and help to bring rest and justice to the dead.

At this point in the series Baxley is a widow, according to the military, as her husband Roland is missing. Baxley however does not feel like a widow and when a fellow Dream-Walker Sam Mayes appears Baxley feels torn between Sam and Roland.

There is physical risk and danger, too, as Baxley is drawn into an investigation concerning a dead Meth Cook, where her loyalties are tested. Who dare she trust?

In this fast-paced mystery with many twists and suspects I loved the rich characters, the dream-walking itself, the great animals such as watch pigs and therapy dogs. I also really liked learning about Native American beliefs, healing and magic. Maggie Toussaint has an excellent ear for dialogue and also for revealing the lives of the country people of Sinclair County Georgia with all its kindnesses and cruelties.

I especially loved the ending of this novel, a blend of acceptance and love, of letting go and looking forward.

I will certainly seek out the rest of this series.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
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