Title: No Escape Claws
Author: Sofie Ryan
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Is this part of a series? Yes, book 6 of the Second Chance Cat Mysteries.
Published: January 29th, 2019
With Mac still out of town on personal business, Sarah is finding it harder to deal- both with her business and the Angels’ snooping. Liam is there, and that’s a huge help, but she still feels like something’s missing.
Mallory Pearson knows her father didn’t kill her stepmom, but at the moment she’s the only one. Michael Pearson pled guilty- no trial. To get her father out of jail she’ll do just about anything- including asking the town’s geriatric sleuths for help. At the same time Liz is on a mission of her own. Michelle Anderson has always been convinced that her own father was wrongfully imprisoned for embezzling from Liz’s charity. He’s long gone, but what if Michelle was right? Can Liz right an old wrong- and at what cost?
I am always up for one of these books! I feel like this series showcases the best aspects of cozy mysteries- at least to me. I look for good, memorable characters, an interesting niche (hello Elvis!), and unique plot. Sarah and the Angels are definitely memorable, and I love how they interact with one another. I adore Elvis, of coarse- he kind of makes the series. Mac is one of my favorite characters, so I was a little sad that he didn’t make as large of a showing in this book, but I am hoping that his role here is evolving.
The plot for this one was great, emphasizing the importance of family to the characters in these books. I loved Mallory and her brothers as well as many of the other characters that were introduced here. I also love that Sarah is finally taking a deeper look into the men in her life (team Mac all the way!).
It’s hard to explain exactly why, but these are insta-buys for me. I know it will be a fast, fun read; more than that, though, it’s revisiting a group of characters that leave me feeling good. For me, this is a four star book.
On the adult content scale, there’s not much. There’s some violence, and talk of substance abuse. Extremely minor language- I kind of like that about this series, actually. I would give this one a three, tops.
The book is out- have you read it?
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