Friday, February 8, 2019

Review: No Escape Claws by Sofie Ryan (Blog Tour)

About the Book

Genre: Cozy Mystery, #6 in A Second Chance Cat Mystery Series
Publisher: Berkley 
Release Date: January 29, 2019

Synopsis from Goodreads...

Sarah Grayson and her feline ally Elvis get a chance to see if their sleuthing skills are up to scratch in the sixth installment of the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mysteries.

It's fall in North Harbor, Maine, where Sarah owns a charming secondhand shop. A cold case heats up when Mallory Pearson appears at Sarah's doorstep. Mallory's father is in prison for negligence after her stepmother's mysterious death in a house fire, but Mallory believes he's innocent and asks the quirky team of senior citizen detectives who work out of Sarah's shop to take on the case. With Sarah and Elvis lending a paw, they decide to try to give Mallory's father a second chance of his own...

My Review

Sarah Grayson runs a quaint secondhand shop with the help of a few of her grandmother’s closest friends. The seniors, also, have their own detective agency they operate out of Sarah’s shop. Often Sarah, along with her furry friend Elvis, lend them a helping hand and/or paw.

Teenager Mallory Pearson begs the group to help get her father out of jail.  He's been accused and found guilty of negligence in a house fire which caused his wife's death.  The detectives have their work cut out for them. It's especially hard since Mallory's father took a plea deal and doesn't want the investigation to continue.  They aren’t totally sure her father is innocent, but they suspect there is more to this story than meets the eye.

This is the sixth book in this fun series. I always love revisiting Elvis (and his humans, too). Elvis has a few cute scenes in this book, but it’s not enough for me. Of course I could never have too many kitty scenes in any book.

I’ve been reading this series since the beginning and it’s always good for some laughs and intriguing mysteries. This is no exception. The characters and their relationships continue to grow with each new book. The storyline moves at a nice pace and it’s filled with so many twists and turns it makes your head spin. I thought I figured it all out, but I was slightly off track.

I’m always left wanting more when I finish one of these. I’m already counting down to when the next one comes out. I’m going to need another Elvis fix soon!

For reading challenges:
The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2019
What An Animal Reading Challenge 2019
Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2019
Literary Escapes Reading Challenge 2019 (Maine)

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. I like the pun on the title very much!

  2. Sounds good. I may check out this series for your kitty challenges I joined this year.

  3. I really need to read this series.


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