The Return of the Raven Mocker (An Alafair Tucker Mystery) by Donis Casey is a compelling book. I gave it five stars because the characters came to life and kept my attention.
I fell in love with Alafair Tucker and her extended family. She lives in Boynton, Oklahoma but the stories could have been written about a western Louisiana small town like where I grew up. The children's jump rope rhymes really resonated with me. As did the story of the Raven Mocker and superstitious tales of that nature that were passed from generation to generation.
I had not read Donis Casey's books before and am thrilled to discover an established series. I added all of them to my wish list.
I received a complimentary Kindle copy from Poisoned Pen Press and NetGalley. That did not change my opinion for this review.
Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Return-Mocker-Alafair-Tucker-Mysteries/dp/1464207569
This book is in pre-order status on Amazon and Barnes & Noble until January 3, 2017, so I could not leave a review there yet.