Cloaked in Malice (A Vintage Magic Mystery #5) by Annette Blair review

There’s nothing Maddie loves more than fabulous vintage clothes, but the visions she gets while touching them are starting to wear her down. Even so, when a beautifully dressed girl comes to Vintage Magic in search of her past, Maddie isn’t about to turn her away, especially since she bears a striking resemblance to her good friend Dolly Sweet.

When Maddie touches Paisley Skye’s exquisitely crafted child’s cloak, the vision she receives is of the ugliest sort: a decades-old case of kidnapping and murder. To give herself more time to investigate, Maddie enlists the help of her FBI Agent boyfriend Nick and takes Paisley into her own home. But when Dolly suddenly skips town, Maddie realizes that uncovering the folds of Paisley’s past will reveal more than one vintage crime.

  • File Size: 521 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (July 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0072NZZ9E

My thoughts:

I just loved this book.  I have to admit I have not read the others in this series.  I happen to come across this book one day and loved the blurb and got it as a Christmas present.  Once I got started I could not put this book down.  Mad is a wonderful character and reading clothes is very unique.  Dante being a resident ghost in her shop is a nice surprise.

Paisley escapes her home after her mam and pop pass away.  She is very closed off from the real world no phones, computers etc.  She comes to Mad for help as someone recommended her.  Things start going wonky from the first visit.  Dolly is a hoot of a character and she really shows in this book.  I can’t wait to see how she is in the others.

The relationship with Nick is funny in ways as you can see the green monster on his shoulder anytime Werner is around.  Interesting to learn more about the relationship between them all.  Speaking of which since I did start with book five I did not feel so out of touch with the characters as some other series.

I will be looking at more books from this author along with finishing up this series.