Monday, December 7, 2020

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros/Teaser Tuesdays - December 1st

It's Tuesday!  It's time to share your excerpts and teasers from books we are currently reading, have read or are planning to read.  So, feel free to join us by sharing the first paragraph or (a few) of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon.  This meme is guaranteed to increase your TBR :)

Please link your blog post using Mr. Linky below. Make sure the link you enter is the direct link to your Tuesday post, not the main link to your blog. Thank you!

I, also, participate and link up to Teaser Tuesdays.  Here's info about that meme:

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read

* Open to a random page

* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I just started reading this one.  These excerpts are from the E-ARC from NetGalley.

First Chapter... 

Tuesday, December 22
7:20 p.m.

"Maddie, are you sure you don't want me to come with you?" Ethan Birdsong, my business partner and probably soon-to-be brother-in-law, asked.  "It seems kind of crazy out there.  And I'm not just talking about the snow."  Usually nothing much bothered Ethan - it was that chill, West Coast upbringing - but tonight worry lines creased his forehead.


"Honestly, I'm good," I said.  "It's not like it's a bad neighborhood or anything."

That was actually an understatement.  The Sea Spray Lane community in Turtle Point, where I was headed to feed a feral cat colony, was probably the most exclusive neighborhood in the entirety of Daybreak Island, which consisted of five towns.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

It's promising to be a picture-purrfect Christmas at New England's favorite cat cafe . . . but instead of jolly old St. Nick, residents are being visited by murder. The fourth in a mystery series from author Cate Conte, A Whisker of a Doubt is filled with felines and crime.

The holiday season on Daybreak Island is a mixed bag for Maddie James. On the one hand, her Christmas spirit is in the doghouse after a break-up. On the other, she’s busy enough that she doesn’t have to pretend to be merry. Business at her cat cafĂ© is booming, and Maddie’s care-taking of a feral cat colony in one of the area’s wealthiest communities only helps her bottom line.

But tensions between the homeowners and animal activists are escalating to catastrophic levels. . .and before long a body is found dead in a snowbank. To prove that her accused friend is innocent of the crime, Maddie will have to prowl the island for clues to the real killer before everyone on the island goes completely hiss-terical—and more than nine lives are lost.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. A cat cafe sounds so charming. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy.

  2. I'd keep reading. Hope you enjoy it!

  3. I have a little orange cat so this is an automatic yes from me lol

  4. This sounds so cute and I love the orange cat on the cover! He looks a bit like my cat. This is an author I've been wanting to read this for awhile.


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