Dixie Hemmingway is a pet sitter in Siesta Keys, Florida. While she is at her first stop of the day to visit a Maine coon cat named Barney Feldman, she is attacked and knocked unconscious. When she is found by the police there is no evidence that the house was ever broken into. This is a mystery and Dixie has never met a mystery she did not want to solve. So she sets out to do just that but she has many obstacles to overcome along the way.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. I think the author is very talented in using the written word to give vivid descriptions and details. At times I felt like I was right there with Dixie trying to figure things out. I really enjoy when I am pulled into a story like that. The mystery was carried on throughout the entire book. There were enough twists and turns to keep me guessing and turning pages to see what would happen next. I did not completely figure out the mystery until it was revealed at the end, and I like when that happens.
I think the characters are well developed and well rounded. I enjoyed meeting Dixie and I plan on reading more books in the series so I can get to know her better. I love her occupation and wish I knew a pet sitter in real life, that seems like it would be such a fun job. She seems like a take charge type of person who does not shy away from a challenge and I enjoyed reading about her.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. This is the tenth book in the series, and although it is the first one that I have read it will not be the last one. The author has a new fan.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read and review this book.