Fantasy Book Review: Spell Blind

Spell Blind by David B Coe

Justis Fearsson is a private investigator on the trail of a serial killer in Phoenix, Arizona. Justis is also a weremyste—a person with a wizard’s gifts and the ability to see into the paranormal world. Unfortunately, weremystes also tend to go crazy on the full moon—which is why Justis is no longer a cop. Hard to explain those absences as anything but mental breakdown. But now an old case from his police detective days has come back to haunt him, literally, as a serial killer known as the Blind Angel strikes again. His signature stroke: burning out the victims’ eyes with magic. Now the victims are piling up, including the daughter of a senator, and Justis must race to stop the Blind Angel before he, she, or it kills again. There’s only one clue he’s got to go on: the Blind Angel is using the most powerful magic Justis has ever encountered, and if he doesn’t watch his own magical step, he may end up just as dead as the other vics.

Justis is a relatable, likeable guy who happens to have magical abilities, that in turn cause a mental instability. He is called in by his former partner to help investigate an unsolved case of his from years ago. And as Justis follows the killer’s trail, he realizes the killer is watching him.

Spell Blind is the first in a new urban fantasy series. Fans of the Dresden Files may enjoy this magical PI. He even has a magical familiar who helps train and prepare Justis for this impossibly powerful foe. It’s a creepy supernatural thriller with plenty of colorful characters, suspense, and even a bit of romance. The drama builds to an exciting showdown that doesn’t disappoint.

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