Whales and Tails is a cozy mystery series set on Madrona Island, a fictional island within the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. As a fourth generation islander Caitlin Hart is struggling to make her way as the economy and culture of the island evolves toward a tourism based industry. Cait lives in a cabin on her aunt's oceanfront estate where she helps her aunt run Harthaven Cat Sanctuary. When she isn't working with the cats, she helps best friend Tara, operate the coffee bar/bookstore/cat lounge they own, named Coffee Cat Books.
In the 7th book in the series, Cait finds a cat locked in the confessional at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, which leads to the discovery of a body locked in the trunk of a car. Cody is dealing with a life changing decision of his own, and Finn has multiple crimes to deal with, so Cait enlists Tara's help to track down a killer. (Summary via Goodreads)
In the latest book in The Whales and Tales cozy series, A Tale of Two Tabbies Madrona Island is awaiting Spring. Spring always brings about new beginnings but unfortunately one member of the island will not see its appearance.
While Cait and Cody are at choir practice they find Theresa's cat Sydney locked in a confessional and Theresa nowhere to be found. Odd thing because she is the pianist so after practice Cait and Cody go over to Theresa's house to check on her and bring Sydney back. To there shock they find the house in disarray and no Theresa! They then get Finn involved and he finds Theresa at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church parking lot in the trunk of her car dead.
People aren't always as they seem and some secrets may need to stay buried or people will pay the ultimate price.
There are a lot of twists and turns and emotions in this book. The residents on Madrona Island are having hard decisions to make that will affect everyone.
Will Cait and her sleuthing get her into trouble or worse the next victim?
Keep your hats on because Spring is coming in like a lion!!!
Review by Penny M.