Zoe Donovan Mystery, Book #20
Zak’s honorary grandmother Nona decides to come to Ashton Falls for the summer. After arriving she meets and befriends an animal activist set on shutting down a kitten mill just outside of town. When the kitten mill owner is found dead on her barn floor, Nona becomes the prime suspect and Zoe sets out to prove her innocence. Kitten Kaboodle is chalked full of humor, surprises, and life changing events, as we discover who really framed Nona, the reason behind a visit from Zak’s mother, and Ellie’s shocking secret. (Goodreads)
As usual, a book written by this author has great character development. I really enjoyed getting to spend more time with Zoe and the gang and see what has been happening in their lives. I could read about them all day long and not get bored. They feel like friends I have known for a long time. And I got to read about Nona again and enjoy her antics and get aggravated by Zak’s mom. I would not want her as a mother-in-law.
The mystery is carried on well throughout the entire book. The are enough suspects and clues to keep the reader guessing and I was surprised at the outcome. The author has the ability lead you in different directions with the twists and turns, making it very difficult to solve the mystery. I love when that happens.
I really enjoyed reading more about Zoe and her animal sanctuary. I loved reading about the way she was able to rescue some newborn pups and how she took care of some of the sickly kittens. It was heartwarming and added another level to the story.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. If you have not had the pleasure of reading any of Kathi Daley’s books, it is time you got them and read them. All of her series are fantastic.