Age Group: Adult
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Things have been quiet in the coastal town of North Harbor, Maine, since Sarah Grayson and her rescue cat, Elvis, solved their first murder.
Sarah is happy running Second Chance, the shop where she sells lovingly refurbished and repurposed items. But then she gets dragged into a controversy over developing the waterfront. Most of the residents—including Sarah—are for it, but there is one holdout—baker Lily Carter.
So when Lily is found murdered in her bakery, it looks like somebody wanted to remove the only obstacle to the development.
But Sarah soon discovers that nothing is as simple as it seems. Now, with the help of her cat’s uncanny ability to detect a lie, and her senior citizen sleuth friends, Sarah is narrowing down the suspects. But can she collar the culprit before the ruthless killer pounces again?
This second book is the in the Second Chance Cat Mystery series. Fans of the first book in the series, “The Whole Cat and Caboodle, won’t be disappointed with this one. Cozy fans who haven’t yet discovered this delightful series by Sofie Ryan can easily enjoy this book without having read the first one.
I think this book will appeal to those who love a good mystery, cat lovers, lovers of second-hand shops, those who love turning trash into treasures, and great characters. One of my favorite characters in the book is Mr. P. He reminds me of my favorite uncle.
I think one of the things that make this series such a delight is Sarah’s senior citizen sleuthing friends. They remind us life can always be interesting and unpredictable at any age.
I guess that my only complaint is that I finished this book and now have to wait for the next one in the series to come out.
Sofie Ryan is the New York Times bestselling author of The Whole Cat and Caboodle, the first book in the Second Chance Cat Mystery series.
She also writes the New York Times bestselling Magical Cats mysteries under the name Sofie Kelly