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Reviews and updates from Amber Foxx, author of the Mae Martin Psychic Mystery Series



Magic is Real

The Fourth Door by Virginia   King

Magic, divination, rituals, and spirits in Hong Kong.


Woman rescues man.


Do I need to say more to make you want to read this? How about: original and well-researched, a mix of romance, sleuthing, and adventure?


The plot spirals out from Selkie and Alister’s search for his son, who was abducted thirty years ago, into a struggle to rescue Alister’s soul from sorcery. As always, Selkie is courageous and intuitive, and helped by a team of friends and intriguing new allies. I loved the scene with the “villain hitters.” And the effect on the villain, if that character can be called one. At times, I found myself wondering how the story might have played out if Selkie’s best friends hadn’t been available, if she’d had to rely only on her new acquaintances in a strange place. But her world is one of connections—emotional, social, spiritual, and synchronistic.


After finishing this book, I began reading a conventional cozy mystery and went into Selkie Moon withdrawal. Longing for the truly out-of-the ordinary.