Owen and Hercules are two special kitties, they have a keen scene of intuition and seem to have super powers. Kathleen has learn to trust their instincts when something feels amiss. When Owen leads her to the door of Leo Janes father, she discovers a murder. The town of Mayville whisper about the rivalry and scandal between the Janes brothers as well as their arrival in town at the same time. While it seems the brothers are trying to reconcile, Leo's death may prove otherwise. While police sights are on Simon, Leo's son, Kathleen knows something is missing and there is more to the story than everyone knows.
** I received a copy of this book from Netgally in exchange for an honest review**
My love for reading started at a young age with cozy mysteries like the Cat Who series, and lately I have been getting back into the habit of reading them. This book is adorably cozy and reflects everything I loved when I was young reader. Owen and Hercules remind me so much of my own literary cats Falcor and Orion (sometimes I think Orion has super powers to magically appear). One thing I love about this book is while there is romance in the novel, there is no sexual content other than a kiss here and there, we see couples being just that couples sharing daily life together. It was a nice refreshing change. Perfect book for young readers.
The book does start out a little slow and has ALOT of description throughout, sometimes it felt a little overwhelming, but it does not take away from the book. Sofie does a great job writing the story and making it interesting and have the readers get involved with not just the main characters but the whole town. It starts off with a dead body and I had to chuckle as I realized what was being described. What cat owner hasn't stepped on a freshly chewed cat toy?
This may be the 9th book in the series, but it really is a stand alone novel, you don't need to read the other books in the series to understand the characters or what is going on. Sofie's writing is clear, concise. Readers will not be confused when reading this book and may try to figure out the mystery themselves. I highly enjoyed reading this novel and recommend it for anyone who enjoys a cozy mystery. 4 out of 5 stars.