Monday, January 25, 2016

Memphis Hoodoo Murders Book Review

I have a really good book I want to share with you guys called Memphis Hoodoo Murders written by Kathryn Rogers.
Addie Jackson has witnessed people trying to kill her family her entire life, and now her grandparents’ attackers are hunting her. The Memphis police are never able to catch these crooks since the cops have been bewitched to stay away. Her grandparents, Pop and Grandma, habitually lie to Addie, but she is attentive enough to overhear the secrets they keep from her.  
In her predictive dreams, Addie regularly sees future events which disturb her, but to her dismay, she has never been able to stop them from coming true. She often dreams of a dark character, who she is later shocked to discover is the Man, a devil from hoodoo legend.  
Addie is disturbed to discover she is being stalked by a witch doctor named Hoodoo Helen. To make matters worse, the more secrets Addie uncovers, the more danger she finds. Addie presses Grandma for answers about the power behind the ring and pocket watch she often toys with, but Grandma remains tight-lipped. Knowing their deaths are imminent, Grandma makes a deal with the hoodoo devil to take care of Addie, and Addie is later horrified to discover that her beloved family has been murdered.  
John, a family friend, steps in to help Addie, and she soon realizes he knows more about her family’s tainted past than she ever has. Addie begins receiving cryptic letters from her deceased grandmother, which reveal a shocking family history revolving around slavery, time travel, and magic.  
If Addie can survive jail, her cousin’s abduction, threats from a menacing gang, corrupt law enforcement, and hoodooed attacks, maybe she can finally dream of a future where she will be safe and free.
My Thoughts:
This story takes off from the minute that you first start reading it until the very end! I love books that can reel you in from the beginning and keep you intrigued throughout the whole story.
There is a lot going on for Addie and her family and although she tries her best to get to the truth, her grandparents wanted to keep her in the dark for her own good.
Then there are the real threats to her family and she starts having dreams that always end with her family in danger and she is helpless to get them out of danger.
I think this is one book that you will really enjoy reading because it's full of suspense and you will not want to put the book down. I know I stayed up all night to finish reading it because I didn't want to wait to find out what happened.
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
Kathryn Anderson Rogers is a Memphis native with an affinity for local BBQ and blues rock-n-roll. As a licensed therapist, she holds her Masters in Counseling and Psychology, and as a licensed educator, she holds her Bachelors in Education.
Her experience providing counseling services to the community prepared her to expound upon the psychological issues her characters wrestle with in her stories. She currently lives in Jackson, Mississippi with her husband, playful preschooler, and rambunctious Labrador Retrievers.
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


Lisa Brown said...

Never read a book with hoodoo in it.
lisa brown
jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

Arf2-D2 said...

I've never read a hoodoo book either.

ellie said...

I've read books with voodoo in them, but not hoodoo.

Stacy said...

I've never heard of hoodoo and now I'm intrigued.

Anita Yancey said...

I have read books with magic but never hoodoo. Thanks for having the giveaway.


Kaye Killgore said...

I've never heard of hoodoo, voodoo yes. It does sound interesting.

Aaron Reck said...

No, I'm not sure about this at all. I'm hoping to become more informed as I go.