Friday, 30 April 2021

#BlogTour Death of a Texan by Cat Hickey

 

It's my turn on the BlogTour Death of a Texan by Cat Hickey.

About the Author

Cat Hickey has a Master’s degree in Biology, and teaches Anatomy and Physiology at a university in Baltimore, MD, USA. She writes light-hearted mysteries and thrillers that are based, partly, on her extensive travels around the world. She is also an avid yogi who teaches aerial yoga and practices aerial circus arts, and spends the rest of her time with her three rescue animals, which consist of three cats and a horse. Follow @CatHickey4 on Twitter 

About the book

A grieving widow. A sketchy admirer. An adoring boyfriend. But one of them is up to no good.

Chloe's new life in Costa Rica seems perfect: her relationship with Mateo is heating up, and her career as a private investigator is off to a good start. She only wishes that her cases were more interesting than the lost dogs or cheating husbands she's been hired for so far…

She gets her wish when a dead body lands, almost literally, at her feet. Hired by the highly strung Elena Vargas to follow her husband, Victor, Chloe discovers that not only was he cheating on his wife – he's been murdered.

As Chloe delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Victor's death, she uncovers secret after secret. The danger becomes all too real when she narrows in on the killer's identity. Someone is following her everywhere, and threatening notes arrive on her doorstep.

As if that's not bad enough, her relationship with Mateo begins to unravel, and his coworker, Jaime, seems intent on convincing her that Mateo is a cheater. Desperately trying to figure out what's going on, Chloe becomes more and more enmeshed in a sordid world of lies, sex, and murder. Who can Chloe really trust? And can she catch the killer before she becomes the next victim?

Review

Since her decision to reboot her life, leave her manipulative ex behind, and carve out a career as a private detective for herself, Chloe is a lot happier. Running her own business and taking control of her love life is exactly what the doctor ordered. Well except for the niggles about not having anything more interesting to investigate than spouses with an affinity for playing away and the occasional lost cat.

When one of said spouses ends up dead Chloe lets herself be drawn into a dangerous situation yet again, something her boyfriend disagrees with.  In fact he disagrees with quite a lot, which makes Chloe wonder just how right they are for each other. Perhaps this new case will bring them closer together?

Mixed up in this cosy crime read is the realisation by the main character that her patterns are repetitive when it comes to relationships and that you have to take control of your own destiny. Also that sometimes it's better to give someone a second chance than to give up on them when they take a wrong turn in life. Based on the ending it's likely this will give readers a good example of the where the author wants to take the series next. 

It's an enjoyable crime read that veers from the cosy genre into the doesn't take itself too seriously realm.

Buy Death of a Texan at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher : darkstroke books pub date 30 April 2021. Buy at Amazon com.

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