I liked the characters, four senior sleuths are always fun to read about. I really liked the plot of this mystery, it was different. ~Melina’s Book Blog
This is another great entry in this series. The supporting characters are just as important to the story as the main character…and Elvis, the cat, does his job as a furry lie detector yet again. ~Book Babble
The New York Times bestselling author of A Whisker of Troublereturns as secondhand shop owner Sarah Grayson and her rescue cat, Elvis, get caught up in a case of she said, she said….
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…
Sofie Ryan/Sofie Kelly is the pseudonym of author and mixed-media artist, Darlene Ryan. Sofie/Darlene lives on the east coast with her husband and daughter. In her spare time she practices Wu style tai chi and likes to prowl around thrift stores. And she admits to having a small crush on Matt Lauer.
I can't believe that I read the book in one setting. This definitely kept my attention and was an easy read. The characters were great and I would love to join them for muffins sometime. The town is great and I loved the shop that Sarah had. I could wander through the store for hours looking at all the eclectic items she had. Each item in there has a story and we find out that a set of candlesticks from the store become a focal point in a mystery.
Sarah has surrounded herself around a group of older people that love to solve mysteries. They call themselves Charlotte's Angels. They are a feisty bunch and I especially liked Rose. She is one tough lady and can I just say if I ever am in trouble , I would call her to help me. She doesn't give up and doesn't let her age slow her down.
Rose has volunteered to deliver a special gift to a woman that has been bought by the husband from Sarah's shop. He wants it to be a surprise but the surprise is on Rose. What was the gift that Rose was delivering? Why was it so important to have the gift delivered on a certain day? Rose is ready to knock on the door when she sees something through the window that shocks her. The next thing she knows she is waking up in a hospital.
The story is well written and I loved Elvis the cat. I thought he was a great asset to the story and I loved his attitude. He sure thinks he is the boss and maybe Sarah doesn't mind since he is such great company. She talks to him like you would a friend and I found that very cute. I talk to my dogs all the time. They know my secrets and I'm sure they think I need to get out more.
Sarah joins forces with Charlotte's Angels to solve a murder that Rose thinks she witnessed. The story has several suspects and of course the wife is the main suspect. Well the spouse usually is when there is a murder aren't they? I can't forget to mention Nick. I haven't quite figured out if Sarah likes him or if she is holding back for a reason. Whatever the case, he seems like a perfect match for her. I will be interested to see how the relationship develops as the series continues. Mystery fans will love this book with subtle hints that make you think you know who the killer is. I have to say I was surprised at the outcome and the ending was a real page turner .
I received a complimentary copy of this book from The Great Escape Book Tour. The review is my own opinion.