This is the second book in the Cat Rescue series by TC LoTempio. I really enjoyed this book a lot and happy to be able to read and review a copy I got via NetGalley and the publisher. I can’t wait for the next one in the series. The whole idea of the cat adoption along with an event is so much fun. Although it wasn’t very fun for the person that got killed in this book…
I used an image of a ragdoll cat in honor of Annie in the story who was somewhat instrumental in catching the perp. Google had it listed as ok as far as usage rights.
Death By A Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was another fun visit to Deer Park and the Friendly Paws Shelter. I enjoyed this one as much and maybe a little bit more than the first one–it was a twisting and intriguing mystery, full of possible suspects. The characters were already well-developed so that always makes it easy to go right and remember who was who.
The shelter was holding another cat adoption in conjunction with a book signing at Tara’s bookshop but at the last minute the author couldn’t come. Instead, they managed to get Ulla Townsend, a famous shopping channel diva and former resident of Deer Park. The book sales would benefit the shelter since part of them would be donated. Ulla was not a very nice person so it’s no surprise when she ended up dead but due to previous bad blood and a video that surfaced, Syd was worried their assistant at the shelter, Maggie, would go down for the crime. Worst of all, Maggie was missing!
Will’s new detective partner was just as annoying as the previous one but I was glad something good came out it at the end when everything was wrapped up and the perp was hauled off to jail. I had guessed something was off with one of the characters, then later put it together but I think that was due to the author’s series of clues she left the reader. It was really exciting at the end how it went down and of course Syd helped Will solve another murder with a key piece of evidence.
Leila still cracks me up! Who wouldn’t love to have a friend like her? She’s smart, funny and very faithful to her friends. Syd’s sister Kat wasn’t featured quite as much, but we did see quite a lot of her in the first book so that was ok. I loved how all the kitties that were at the book signing eventually ended up with furever homes. Syd’s kitty Toby once again clued Syd in a few times, almost like they have little conversations with each other. He is so darn cute with his meowy comments, even on her outfits!
I’m really enjoying this series and I can’t wait for the next book to come out!