Dangerous Magic by Evie Hart _ Book Review


Dangerous Magic, an all-new cozy mystery from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart writing as Evie Hart, is available now!


It’s not every day you have to return to your hometown to bind your borderline-poltergeist grandmother to the family property.

Unfortunately, today is that day for Avery Thorn.

All Avery wants is to report the binding to the Witch Council so she can fulfill her obligation, but finding a dead body and the Head of the Council on the brink of death isn’t in her plan.

Especially when she’s pegged as the number one suspect.

Now, it’s down to Avery and her cousins—and her sassy feline familiar—to figure out who tried to murder the Head of the Council. Magically bound to find the culprit, the last thing she needs is the new detective getting under her toes.

Unfortunately for her, she finds herself colliding with the hot cop more than she wants. And since her familiar hates him, it’s not always pleasant.

New magic and a devastating tragedy threaten to derail their investigations—but not quite as much as the person who isn’t happy they’re involved…


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Grandma opened her mouth, but a red and gold flash darted through the window. It circled the kitchen before it came to settle on top of the fridge and showed the room its true form.

Aunt Rose’s familiar, Honey, a red and gold macaw with more attitude in one sharp toe than most Haven Lake residents had in their entire family.

She surveyed the room with her beady eyes before they came to rest on me. “Look what the cat dragged in.”

I’d always hated that bird. “My cat will eat you, you little—”

TJ coughed.

Silence fell over the room.

“The dirty creature would have to catch me first.” Honey followed that up with a bird noise and a flap of her wings.

Is that vile bird here? Snow sounded way too excited in my head, and I was feeling way too petty to lie to her.

On top of the fridge, I replied, digging into my pasta.


The next thing I knew, the sound of paws on the steps reverberated through the kitchen. I smirked as a flash of white launched itself at the fridge. Honey cawed and took flight, but I shrugged a shoulder in the direction of the open window, and it slammed shut seconds before she could make her escape.

Rose side-eyed me, while TJ grinned into his pasta.

Honey circled the room, flapping frantically, while Snow jumped onto any available surface in her pursuit of the bird.

Grandma surveyed the scene with barely disguised annoyance. “This place has gone downhill since my death,” she announced, straightening.

“You’ve gone downhill since your death,” Rose snapped.

“I heard that.”

“Good,” I added. “You were supposed to. She said it loud enough.”

About Evie

Evie Hart is the cozy mystery writing alter-ego of New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart.

Evie was born when her love of paranormal cozy mysteries jumped from her Kindle to the page. The Haven Lake Mystery series is her first foray into the paranormal cozy world and begins with DANGEROUS MAGIC.


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[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

Dangerous Magic is the first book in a brand-new paranormal mystery series by Evie Hart. The Haven Lake Cozy Mysteries series brings us a world full of supernaturals, mystery, and laughter.

I was weird. I was powerful. I was potentially unpredictably dangerous. I just wanted to take off my pants and watch Netflix without Wi-Fi dropping its signal.

Avery returns home to Haven Lake in order to bind her crazy ghost grandmother to their home because she’s been being a nuisance around town. Before she knows it she finds herself smack dab in the middle of a murder investigation. While trying to find out who the murderer is she discovers she has hidden magic that is more powerful than she could ever imagine. Working with her familiar and her cousins, she has to solve the mystery without stepping on the local detectives toes or angering any one in the paranormal community. It helps that said detective and the paranormals she encounters are easy on the eyes.

All I’m sayin‘ is that in the last twenty-four hours, I bound a ghost, found a dead body, an almost dead body, and got accused of murder.

Witches, Shifters, Fae ✔ talking animals ✔ crazy relatives✔ sarcastic banter ✔ these are just a few of the aspects that made this a great read. The characters are well-developed and Evie Hart creates a great community for them, I loved the small town vibes and everyone knowing everyones business. The story was fun, sassy, and flirty. It was a bit much that each paranormal faction had an attractive male that was instantly smitten with our lead Avery and it didn’t have much to do with the plot progression. I do foresee a very slow burn connection growing between her and the detective which is something to look forward to.

If you love cozy mysteries and fancy the paranormal than I would definitely give Dangerous Magic by Evie Hart a go. It was a great start to series and I’m excited for more books to come.

We now had six grown women, one-ten-year-old boy, one ghost grandma, five cats, a macaw in the house. It sounded like the start of a really bad joke, except there was no punch line.



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