I received this book for free from Berkley Prime Crime in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Telling Tails (Second Chance Cat Mystery #4) by Sofie Ryan
Series: Second Chance Cat Mystery #4
Published by Berkley on January 3rd 2017
Number of Pages: 304
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Source: Berkley Prime Crime
Purchase: At Amazon
When Sarah Grayson opened a secondhand shop in the quaint town of North Harbor, Maine, she was expecting peace and quiet. Then she was adopted by a rescue cat named Elvis and a kooky trio of senior sleuths known as Charlotte’s Angels. Now she has nine lives worth of excitement…
Sarah’s friend and employee Rose is delivering a customer’s purchase when the quick errand becomes a deadly escapade. Rose arrives just in time to see the customer murdered by his wife, but before she can call the police, she is knocked out cold. When she wakes up, no one believes her, especially after the woman claims her husband is very much alive and has left her for someone else—and has a text message and empty bank account to prove it.
Despite her convincing story, Sarah is sure something is fishy—and it’s not Elvis’s kitty treats. Sarah, Elvis, and the Angels are determined to unravel this mysterious yarn, before the feral killer pounces again...
I had no idea who the killer was until the end. I had a few guesses, but they were all wrong. It did end up fitting, once we found out the why though.
I really like Rose. It was amusing how much trouble she got into, and how stubborn she was. She dragged Sarah along for the ride, whether or not she wanted to go! There is a lot of humor and twists in the book. Some of which you expect, a number of which you won’t.
The main characters are well fleshed-out, and each have their own personal quirks. The story line sucked me in from the beginning, and I didn’t want to put the book down until I had finished it.
There’s a bit of romance in the book, nothing overt, just a few hints here and there. The Angels keep trying to push Sarah and Nick together, but it never really quite works. And Sarah finds out that Mr. P. is dating one of the Angels.
If you like mysteries with older sleuths, and that are full of humor and family interactions, you should try this series.