Monday 19 February 2018

Death By A Whisker (A Cat Rescue Mystery #2) by T.C. LoTempio

Death By A Whisker (Cat Rescue Mystery, #2)
Getting used to life back home in Deer Park, North Carolina, Sydney McCall and her right-hand tabby, Toby, are helping her sister Kat run the local animal shelter. Syd and Kat are all excited about the prospect of the shelter's newest fundraiser: shopping channel queen Ulla Townsend. Shelter admin Maggie Shayne vehemently refuses to have anything to do with the woman, but the fundraiser ensues as planned. That is, until Ulla turns up dead in the middle of the event.

The cause of death is determined to be an allergic reaction, but Syd and Toby are sniffing out something fishy. When Syd met Ulla, it was clear she was distasteful and rude. And right before the event, Syd spotted some behind-the-scenes drama between Ulla and her manager. As they begin to investigate, they realize there is no shortage of suspects, and Maggie is at the top of the list.

Now Syd and Toby must claw their way to the truth before everything goes paws up at their animal shelter in Death by a Whisker by national bestselling author T. C. LoTempio.
   (Summary via Goodreads)

I fell in love with the Cat Rescue Mystery series with the first book, Purr M for Murder, and couldn't wait for the next installment.  And Death by a Whisker did not disappoint !!!  T.C. LoTempio knows how to grab the reader from the first sentence to the last sentence and boy is everything in between captivating !!

You will fall in love with Sydney and more in love with her very smart cat, Toby !!  Toby has a way of taking over the story......from the way he listens to Sydney to the way he "points' out things to help her work through whatever case she is trying to solve.  If you aren't a fan of cats, you will be after reading this series.

But if cats really aren't your thing, that's okay because there are a lot of other things for you to fall in love with.  Sydney and Toby live with Leila who is a reporter for the local newspaper and Sydney's boyfriend is Will who is a detective. And then there is Sydney's sister Kat who runs Friendly Paws Animal Shelter.  As they are finalizing their latest charity event, the author who was going to be the main attraction is unable to attend.  Luckily for them though they are able to get Ulla Townsend who is a celebrity spokesperson who has a new book release AND she grew up in Deer Park.  Unfortunately she was a mean bully back in high school and when she is found dead at the charity event, the list of suspects is longing that the waiting list to meet Ulla was.  But have no fear because even though Sydney's man is on the case, it never hurts to do some questioning of her own......

With so many people on the suspect list with the top one being Kat's right hand girl, Maggie, it is no wonder that Sydney jumps right in with the help of Toby, Leila and the help of a UTube video.....

Grab Death by a Whisker, your drink of choice, and a comfy place because you are going to be there for a while .......

Review by Missi S.

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