Would-be private investigator Cate Kinkaid fills in for her uncle and discovers more than she expected. She follows up on a suspicious death with too many suspects and finds her own life may be in danger. Helpful handyman Mitch Berenski comes to her aid and wants to rescue her love life too. A tree-loving lookalike seems to complicate things rather than help find the answers. Will Cate be able to solve this Whodunit?
I am so glad that this author is back to writing and that she has come back with a bang! In this new book young Cate Kinkad, who is down on her luck, picks up a job with her uncle who is a private investigator. While on a routine missing person search, Cate runs across a dead body at a book club meeting. Chaos soon follows.
I love the Cate character, she is fun and smart, but with a touch of human insecurity that made her all the more realistic.
Mitch was great and I thought he was a terrific counterpart for Cate. I wish he had a bigger part in this story, but maybe he'll be a bigger part of the story in book # 2.
Other than the fact that I wish the women of the book club were more a part of the story, ( they kinda got pushed into the background) I loved the story. I finished it in a day and half. I couldn't put it down.
Because I so adore Lorena McCourtney's cozy mystery series featuring Ivy Malone, I will read any new book she authors with excitement. Dying to Read started out a bit slowly, but once I got into it, I had to keep reading.
Cate Kinkaid finds temporary work for her recuperating Uncle Joe as a Private Investigator. For her first assignment, all she has to do is find out if a woman named Willow Bishop lives at a certain house. Simple enough. But when she arrives at the Victorian house, instead of finding Willow, she discovers a suspicious book club of gray-haired mystery readers, a deaf cat, and a dead body.
The situation is pure cozy mystery fare and as an amateur sleuth Cate Kinkaid doesn't disappoint. Added to the list of suspicious characters, are some very bad people. But sometimes it is difficult to tell them apart. Willow Bishop turns out to be a quirky lookalike for Cate Kinkaid. Willow turns out to be my favorite character, although I am not entirely certain I understand her motives. Willow is a free-spritied, outside the box thinker. Not your average character for a cozy mystery. Of course, Cate also meets a handsome guy and before many chapters, this case proves to be the perfect light adventure to read on a chilly winter day.
I thoroughly enjoyed this cozy mystery and hope to read more about Cate Kinkaid in the future.
This book is such a fun read! Loved the new character of Cate Kinkaid. The author did a wonderful job of character and story development. The story features a eclectic group of characters, some you root for and some you don't.
The storyline moves along at a good pace and kept me guessing right until the end. The relationship between Cate and her Uncle and Aunt is explored with a background history included and I found it refreshing. Cate relies on the Lord prays through most situations she unwittingly gets in to and gets several opportunities to witness to people.
Looking forward to Book Two of The Cate Kinkaid Files!!
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