About Muddy Waters
Twenty years ago, the boundary between worlds dropped. It will be a while before the political, social, and religious upheaval settles down but the good news is: now you can book a vacation to Valhalla as easily as you can go to Las Vegas. Your real estate agent might be a Wood Sprite. Your mechanic might be a Minotaur. For better or for worse, Supernormals are part of Earth life.
Five years ago, Tessa Reddick was convicted of killing her entire family: 37 Witches from one of the most powerful covens in history. She’s been locked up at Lakeland Psychiatric hospital, still grieving but mad as hell at whoever-or whatever-put her there.
Half an hour ago, a handsome FBI agent showed up to spring Tessa from the joint
-but there’s a price. A series of murders is picking off Supernormals and the feds need the help of the last known Reddick Witch.
Determined to learn who set her up for the fall, help solve the FBI crimes, and maybe get closer to her mysterious (and seriously hot) Dark Elf partner, Tessa is more than willing to play Witchy Nancy Drew.
But Tessa has few friends left and something is coming for her, too - maybe it’s the one who framed her and killed her coven, or perhaps a new foe with a taste for Witch’s blood.
Solving crimes, doing magic, drinking bourbon. It’s dirty work, but somebody has to do it.
Reviews for Muddy Waters
â€‹I am always on the lookout for new urban fantasy series to read, so I was really excited to stumble across this book. I really enjoyed the world the author created, blending the supernatural into the mainstream world and throwing some random bits of history in that can now be explained with an otherworldly flair. This was a great start to what I hope will be a many book series because I enjoyed this adventure and I really want to see what will come next in the mess that is Tessa's life. I mean really, even when the girl tries [...]
This was such a wonderful story. It was a great mash up of the modern world and the fantasy world.
This story involves rift between our world and the fantasy world. Where the boundaries between the two have become thinner. And fantasy creatures then come over the boundaries to our world. Some to escape their lives, and some to cause hell. Either way, all kinds of creatures end up mixing with humans and try to blend in.
Tessa is accused of murdering her family and her coven. She is put in a psych-ward and heavily medicated until the FBI springs her. She [...]
I got an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review :) I really enjoyed this book :) it's a really good debut novel, that I would probably gave 4,5 stars, but Tessa was such a great main character that I decided to bump it to full 5 stars :) since this is the first book in what I hope will be a great series, I will do my best to describe to you guys the overall premise of the story, as well as share some characters from it, without actually spoiling you stuff :) [...]
I was really impressed with this book. When I started reading it, initially I was struck by several similarities between this book and the â€śBlack Dog/Gemini/Lorimar Packâ€ť books by Haley Edwards in that â€“ like them â€“ it too deals with a rip between our world and another where creatures of #fantasy exist, and stars a half-human/half-other law enforcement officer dealing with cases that affect both realms. As I got further in two the story, however, I found similarity was only superficial, and that â€śMuddy Watersâ€ť is quite original in plot and in the structure of the universe in which [...]