Book Reviews

Book Review: The Accidental Medium by Tracy Whitwell

Happy Monday bookish people! Today I am bringing you my book review for The Accidental Medium by Tracy Whitwell.

In this book review I will give star ratings to four categories and I will write a little bit about each one. I will do my best to not give any spoilers in this review.

The Accidental Medium Plot:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

This book is about a woman who figures out throughout the novel that they have psychic ability and then gets caught up with some people who haven’t passed over and a woman who may have been murdered…

Personally, I loved the concept more than the execution. It felt like the novel was trying to incorporate too many elements at once. It felt like a book that was there just to introduce the characters and the world, the two other sub plots were not developed properly, they were rushed and did not feel finished.

The Accidental Medium Characters:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I didn’t feel a draw or a connection to any of the characters, so for me that was a big missing part to this novel for me, it was almost there with the female protagonist but not quite and with there being too many plot elements I think the characters struggled to show themselves through it all.

The Accidental Medium Writing and dialogue:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I actually didn’t mind the writing style, it was trying to be early 2000’s North England style which felt a little bit jarring with me living in the south of England and not remembering the early 2000s at all but once I got past that feeling I thought the writing style was okay.

The Accidental Medium Overall:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.


The Accidental Medium is the first book in a hilarious series from Tracy Whitwell featuring Tanz, the accidental medium who, with the help of the dead, is about to become an unwilling crime-solver.

Tanz is a wine-loving, straight-talking, once-successful TV actress from Gateshead, whose career has shrivelled like an antique walnut. She is still grieving for her friend Frank, who died in a car crash three years ago, and she has to find a normal job in London to fund her cocktail habit. When she starts work in a ‘new age’ shop, Tanz suddenly discovers that the voices she’s hearing in her head are real, not the first signs of madness, and that she can give people ‘messages’ from beyond the grave. Alarmed, she confronts her little mam and discovers she is from a long line of psychic mediums. Despite an exciting new avenue of life opening up to Tanz, darkness isn’t far away and all too soon there’s murder in the air.

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