January 13, 2017

Telling Tales by Sofie Ryan - Review and Giveaway

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: January 3, 2017
Number of pages: 304
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Second Chance Cat Mystery #4

The New York Times bestselling author of A Whisker of Trouble returns as secondhand shop owner Sarah Grayson and her rescue cat, Elvis, get caught up in a case of she said, she said….

When Sarah Grayson opened a secondhand shop in the quaint town of North Harbor, Maine, she was expecting peace and quiet. Then she was adopted by a rescue cat named Elvis and a kooky trio of senior sleuths known as Charlotte’s Angels. Now she has nine lives worth of excitement…

Sarah’s friend and employee Rose is delivering a customer’s purchase when the quick errand becomes a deadly escapade. Rose arrives just in time to see the customer murdered by his wife, but before she can call the police, she is knocked out cold. When she wakes up, no one believes her, especially after the woman claims her husband is very much alive and has left her for someone else—and has a text message and empty bank account to prove it.

Despite her convincing story, Sarah is sure something is fishy—and it’s not Elvis’s kitty treats. Sarah, Elvis, and the Angels are determined to unravel this mysterious yarn, before the feral killer pounces again…

What did I think of this book:
I enjoyed reading this book and visiting the characters. Elvis the cat is such a fun character in the book. It is so neat how he can tell that people are lying. I felt bad for Rose - here she saw a murder and no one but her friends believe. So off we go to help her prove it. The author did a good job of keeping the story moving along. Just when I thought I had it figured out she gave me a new clue and I was wrong. I enjoyed this story and am looking forward to more books in this series. 

About the author:
Sofie Ryan/Sofie Kelly is the pseudonym of author and mixed-media artist, Darlene Ryan. Sofie/Darlene lives on the east coast with her husband and daughter. In her spare time she practices Wu style tai chi and likes to prowl around thrift stores. And she admits to having a small crush on Matt Lauer.


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  1. I haven't read this series, it does sound like a fun one! Thank you for the giveaway!

  2. I haven't read this series yet but I've been checking the last few times I have been to the bookstore to see if they have the first one in stock. I'm kind of neurotic about reading things in order. My mom doesn't and it makes me bonkers! LOL! Thanks for the chance to win too!

  3. Love this series. Can't wait to read "Telling Tails".