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Cat Nap
Sunny & Shadow Mystery #2
Claire Donally

Berkley Prime Crime
May 2013/ ISBN 978-0-425-25213-0

Reviewed by Laura Hinds

As a mystery book addict, I'm always looking for that next twist or turn that will keep things fresh. Claire Donally gave it to me in the form of Shadow, the cat, as she lets her readers inside his thoughts and feelings, and makes Shadow's disappearance even more important (at least to me) then who killed a man no one really liked.

For once, solving the murder seemed secondary, although the protagonist, Sunny Coolidge would put up an argument, I am certain she felt the same. Yet Sunny is an honorable woman, and with her reporter's nose for news, she was determined to solve the case, and in the process clear the name of her romantic rival, veterinarian Jane Rigsdale.

Jane, you see, is the prime suspect in the murder of her ex-husband, fellow vet, Martin Rigsdale. Martin was a greedy womanizer and it soon comes out that he was even involved with some mob money launderers. Was it his greed that brought about his untimely demise? Or was it a jilted woman, or a jealous husband? On the other hand, could there have been something else as yet undiscovered?

If you missed the first book in the series, The Big Kitty, read my review here on MyShelf, as I think you'd enjoy reading these books in order. If you've already read The Big Kitty, hurry and get your copy of Cat Nap. Heat yourself up a cup of tea, get a warm cat to snuggle with and you can settle down for a cozy mystery full of interesting characters and oozing down-home Maine charm.

Reviewed 2013