Death at Peony House by Krista Walsh

The Invisible Entente, Book 1

Synopsis: Sorceress and journalist Daphne Heartstone heads to Peony House, the city’s abandoned hospital, in search of a headline, but what she discovers is a dead body and a clue to a hundred-and-fifty-year-old cold case.

Detective Hunter Avery, the man Daphne loved and lost, warns her away from the case, but the ghosts of Peony House have demanded her help, and her job is on the line if she doesn’t have a story on her editor’s desk for Saturday’s edition.

Daphne has worked hard to escape her past of dark magic and blind ambition, but as she walks the balance between light and dark, she’ll learn how many promises she’s willing to break to protect the people she loves.

Review: This is a novel that I was curious to discover. It must be said that the mixture of witch and ghosts always makes me really curious!

Daphne has changed her life completely since she realized that being eager for power and stories for her newspaper was putting her and others at great risk. Trying to play nice and do things right, she goes to Peony House, a very old abandoned hospital in search of a scoop. Yet what she finds is the body of a young boy and many other ghosts. Launched in an investigation that goes beyond her, to understand what may have happened in this place so many years ago, our heroine will discover secrets that will not be good for keeping her alive. With the help of her powers, but also with a friend of the dead man, she will discover the secrets of Peony House.

It was a nice novel, even if I have to say that I had a little trouble at the beginning to make a story. The ideas are really very nice, but I had the impression that there were a few lengths. I might also have liked to learn more about the person she was before she changed. In any case, I had a good time with the story, discovering exactly what was behind it and I must admit that I did not expect such a revelation at the end of the story.

I have discovered that the other novels are about other characters and I am quite curious to discover more, even if I am a little disappointed not to continue with Daphne.