Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Book Review - A Whisker In The Dark by Leighann Dobbs

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Title: A Whisker In The Dark
Author: Leighann Dobbs
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: 31st July 2019
Rating: 5 Stars

Discovering the 300-year-old skeleton of shipping tycoon Jedediah Biddeford in the ballroom wall is a big old hassle for Josie Waters, owner of the Oyster Cove Guesthouse. Especially when Biddeford’s descendants turn up, certain that a family legend about treasure buried nearby must be true.

Josie is too busy dreaming up the perfect cake for the Oyster Cove’s 250th anniversary celebration to worry about the Biddeford family – plus half the town – digging up her yard... until one of her guests is murdered in the guesthouse garden. 

With worries that her guesthouse will get a reputation for being the kind of place you only leave in a body bag, Josie must put her detective skills to work to find the killer. Lucky for her, Nero and Marlowe and their gang of cat sleuths are also on the case. 

From the old wharf, to the town common, to the guesthouse itself with its many nooks and crannies, the cats are sure to sniff out the killer… but can they help Josie stop the person behind the mysterious murder before they strike again?

A fantastic page-turner from a bestselling author, purrfeect for fans of Agatha Christie, Adele Abbott, cat lovers and everyone in between!

I'm really loving this Oyster Cove Guesthouse series, from Josie the incredibly bad at cooking guest house owner, to her mum and best friend show seem pride them selves on being amateur detectives , to the assorted people in town who are starting to become familiar to me.   

Oh and I can't not mention on a list of things I love about this book, Nero and Marlowe, two of the smartest cats I've ever seen, who along with the other others in the Cove, really are the brains behind any murder investigation and give a great insight into cat thoughts and behaviours. 

Watching Nero and Marlowe try to communicate key info to Josie is incredibly sweet and funny,  and I'm sure that if I had my own cat, I would be wondering just what sort of a double life it was leading. 

However I wasn't keen on the guests at the guesthouse this week, all from the same family, whose ancestors used to own the property.  There is an ancient curse and rumours of buried treasure which leads to people starting to wonder if a ghost really can murder a living person! 

The Biddeford family were horrible, loads of infighting between them and seemed like they all had it in for each other.  Despite not being keen on cheese, I was very curious about their cheese sculpting business, as I had no idea such a thing even existed, nor why you would want one!! 

I had even less clue than the useless town detective about who the murderer was, I just enjoyed seeing how it all would pan out.   I am really enjoying this authors writing style, it drew me in, and gave me a really quick to read and highly enjoyable story.  I can't wait to see who gets killed next and why! 

Thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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