What a wonderful story-a great introduction to the Emily Castles world. As the book opens, Emily is helping at a Santa’s Christmas Forest set up in a department store. When they invite Sophie and her grandfather to take a pre-opening tour to test the display, Sophie goes missing. But she is still standing beside her grandfather. What has happened? Is it magic or something more sinister? Will Emily get to the bottom of it before the police arrive?
This is one of those stories that make readers say “wow, I MUST read every other book this author has written!” It’s a cozy mystery in every sense of the genre. Nothing vulgar, no blood, no violence; just a cracking good little mystery with quirky characters and so well written it was as if I was right there with them!
Helen Smith graciously gave me a copy of the book, this review is my own opinion. 5 stars, read this book and the entire series!