Saturday, January 14, 2017

Review: Telling Tails by: Sophie Ryan

Title: Telling Tails
Author: Sophie Ryan
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Second Chance Cat Mystery #4
Pages: 304
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley & GEBT


When Sarah Grayson opened a secondhand shop in the quaint town of North Harbor, Maine, she was expecting peace and quiet. Then she was adopted by a rescue cat named Elvis and a kooky trio of senior sleuths known as Charlotte’s Angels. Now she has nine lives worth of excitement…

Sarah’s friend and employee Rose is delivering a customer’s purchase when the quick errand becomes a deadly escapade. Rose arrives just in time to see the customer murdered by his wife, but before she can call the police, she is knocked out cold. When she wakes up, no one believes her, especially after the woman claims her husband is very much alive and has left her for someone else—and has a text message and empty bank account to prove it.

Despite her convincing story, Sarah is sure something is fishy—and it’s not Elvis’s kitty treats. Sarah, Elvis, and the Angels are determined to unravel this mysterious yarn, before the feral killer pounces again...

My Thoughts:

This book follows Sarah Grayson who runs a secondhand shop where she sells just about anything.  When Rose an employee and friend of Sarah's is attacked and is adamant she found a dead body people have trouble believing her but Sarah is determined to find out what really happened and why?
What happened to Jeff Cameron did he disappear or did he meet his maker and why?

This book leads all over the place from a local college to who Jeff Cameron the missing person in question.  This book really pulls you in wanting to know what happened to Jeff and what Rose went through when she was attacked?  Did Jeff's wife kill him?  Or is he trying to frame her for his dead to become someone else all over again?  What happened when Jeff was younger that made him change his identity to begin with?

This book pulls you in and doesn't let go it has you going from page 1 to the ending wondering what really happened and if Sarah and the Angels will figure it out in time.  I was really wondering who did it because there were so many possibilities.  Just when you think Jeff won't show up he does and changes the whole dynamic of the situation.  I loved it and can't wait to see what is next in this series!

Author Bio:

Sofie Ryan/Sofie Kelly is the pseudonym of author and mixed-media artist, Darlene Ryan.

Sofie/Darlene lives on the east coast with her husband and daughter. In her spare time she practices Wu style tai chi and likes to prowl around thrift stores. And she admits to having a small crush on Matt Lauer.

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2 shout outs:

Anonymous said...

I love both of her series. I'm currently reading Telling Tails and I love it! Thank you for the wonderful review. :)

Sofie said...

Paula, thanks for the great review and for being part of the blog tour.

Robyn, so glad to hear you're enjoying both series. Thanks for reading!

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