Friday, August 28, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: The Cat, The Sneak and the Secret by Leann Sweeney

Title: The Cat, The Sneak and the Secret
Author: Leann Sweeney
Series: Book 7 A Cats in Trouble Mysteries
Publisher: Obsidian Mystery
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Format: Paperback
Source: Received for review from Publisher
Star Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Tina


Cats, Cats and more cats are the stars of this mystery but the biggest star is the newest edition, Magpie, the definition of a Magpie is a person that collects things of little or no value it does seem like Finn's little kitty Magpie that he aquired while after several escapes from the animal adoption center, with Magpie found in a old,ratty, bloody couch while working with friend and boss, Shawn is a thief of little things that hold no value or is she but only Finn's dad, Tom an ex cop and fiance Jillian and Jillian's best friend police deputy, Candace may be the only ones to figure out if Magpie's treasures hold and value and could possibly be a key to solving a mystery.

Jillian's other cats, Merlot, Chablis, Syrah are also along for the ride along with Magpie. A little pile of energy and is full of mischief who Finn happens to just love. Jillian and Tom are getting ready to get married but will things be put on hold when a dead body is found at a construction site almost buried under concrete, Jillian and her step daughter, Kara and journalist for the local paper are at the site to witness the action and the victim was recovered and discovered to be the construction company owner.

To make matters even worse there another death and this one may be more than Tom and the police force of Mercy can bear when the police chief is found dead in his home of a apparent suicide. When it is found that both victims are found shot with the same weapon and they were both indeed murdered Tom is then asked to become an interim police chief and head the police force. It's now on for Tom, Candace and Jillian to find a murderer before Tom and Jillian can walk down the aisle.

It was so refreshing to find a ameteur sleuth like Jillian, who is a stickler for the facts not rumors and who loves cats even so much as having a nanny cam installed in her home so she can keep an eye on them when she is out sleuthing. Tom and Jillian's love and romance seem genuine and they seem well suited and perfect for each other and together they seem like the perfect crime fighting duo. Tom and Jillans family and friends also seem like kind hearted and great characters to read about and contribute to making this story so heart warming.

For this reader and reviewer who happens to love cats as much as Jillian, this was a well developed and plotted story with many twists and turns going back and forth as to who could have possibly been the killer but when the killer is revealed I think like me you will be surprised and that was the magic in author Leeann Sweeney's writing, she kept you guessing right up until the end until the last clue was found. If you have a love for cats, romance and heartwarming and charming characters, The Cat, The Sneak and the Secret is for you.

FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher and/or author for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are our own and our reviews are honest.

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43 comments:

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  6. I haven't read any of the books in this series. But it sounds like a pretty good one!
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  18. Being a kitty lover, I have three rescued ones, and I guess also a 'magpie', I would love to read "The Cat, The Sneak and the Secret"! Thank you.
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  22. Obviously it will be a great read if written by Leann Sweeney. This is a nice giveaway.

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  23. I'd love to try this series. I read Scumble River. See you in Greenville, SC

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  24. This is a book I need to add to my to be read list. I love the cover and the synopsis. Thank you for having this giveaway! pfistersk@yahoo.com

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  25. Would like to win this book...I haven't read any of the Cats in Trouble mysteries...yet. :)

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  27. Absolutely love the Cats In Trouble Series and would love to add this book to our collection.

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  28. Wonderful series and I am waiting patiently for my sister to finish her copy so I can read it. I would love to have a copy of my own. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  30. I raise foster kittens for the local animal shelter - needless to say, I love cat mysteries. Please enter my name in the giveaway. Thank you. pennyt at hotmail dot com.

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  31. Can't wait to read this one!!

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  39. I have two books in this series and always enjoy cat cozies.

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