Written by: Terry Maggert
She loves being a witch. She loves her town of Halfway, NY—a tourist destination nestled on the shores of an Adirondack lake. Carlie loves her enormous familiar, Gus, who is twenty-five pounds of judgmental Maine Coon cat, and she positively worships her Grandmother, a witch of incredible power and wisdom. Carlie spends her days cooking at the finest—and only—real diner in town, and her life is a balance between magic and the mundane, just as she likes it.
When a blonde stranger sits at the diner counter and calls her by name, that balance is gone. Major Pickford asks Carlie to lead him into the deepest shadows of the forest to find a mythical circle of chestnut trees, thought lost to forever to mankind. There are ghosts in the forest, and one of them cries out to Carlie across the years--Come find me.
Like the forest shadows, danger can run deep. The threat is real, but Carlie’s magic is born of a pure spirit. With the help of Gus, and Gran, and a rugged cop who really does want to save the world, she’ll fight to bring a ghost home, and deliver justice to a murderer who hides in the cool, mysterious green of a forest gone mad with magic.
Halfway Dead Review
I enjoy how Terry writes…he adds in little bits of life advise that just make sense. For instance this quote was my favorite, “take care of things that take care of you.” The book has many more of these fun, little insightful tidbits. I also like how Terry describes his supernatural characters..some of them are so unique. He also does a good job of describing the classic creatures as well….the mummy was my favorite!
I would have liked to have known more about what happened with Major he is only mentioned briefly in the story…I kind of expected him to be more of a protagonist. I would also like to see a book written about the grandmother, because Carlie mentions her powers so often.
Overall I enjoyed the book and have passed it on for others to enjoy…I rate this book a 3.5 stars!