Bookshop assistant Aurora "Rory" Hawthorn thinks reality will never be as interesting as fiction. Content to spend her time escaping into a good book to escape her micromanaging boss, the very last thing she expects is to be cornered by a group of terrifying strangers hunting down a journal that belonged to her late father.
It turns out Dad was keeping a secret or two...most importantly, that he was a wizard and that Rory has a hidden magical family she's never met. When her witchy relatives invite her to live with them in their enchanted library, it's literally a dream come true.
Until she stumbles upon a dead body hidden behind a bookshelf.
Juggling a new family and job would be enough of a challenge without also having to deal with a murder mystery, cranky familiars, and the attention of the local reaper - even if he is the hottest guy in town.
It's up to Rory to embrace her new witchy powers to help catch a killer before she loses the new life she never knew she wanted.