Review of Something Borrowed, Something Mewed

Something Borrowed, Something Mewed
Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery, Book #5
Bethany Blake
5 Stars

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Synopsis:

Daphne Templeton’s sister Piper is getting married–and their mother is getting carried away. She insists on hiring Sylvan Creek’s top event planner, Abigail Sinclair, who proposes an Independence Day theme complete with Statue of Liberty-inspired bridesmaid dresses. With all the bickering among the families, Daphne’s glad her only duty right now is pet-sitting for Abby’s cat, Ms. Peebles. But there are some fireworks coming that aren’t part of the ceremony. The Poconos will never be the same . . .

At a tension-filled dress fitting, the abrasive wedding planner is found strangled by a garter–a weapon both borrowed and blue. Now Daphne’s services are required not just for organizing the big day, but for figuring out whether one of the in-laws is an outlaw . . .

Includes recipes for homemade pet treats!

“Doggone charming from start to finish!”
–Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author on Death by Chocolate Lab (Goodreads)

 

Review:

The characters are well developed and well rounded. Daphne is a busy person, running her Lucky Paws petsitting business and Flour Power, her pet bakery. But that does not stop her from becoming involved in a murder investigation. When her sister Daphne’s, fiance, Roger, is a person of interest in a murder investigation, she is determined to find the real culprit. I enjoy any time I get to spend with Daphne and her family (except her mother), friends and boyfriend. Moxie, Daphne’s best friend, is quirky and unusual, and I love it. And Socrates, her basset hound, is one of my favorite book animals of all time. I love the way that Daphne and him communicate.

The writing style flows smoothly and it defines the characters very clearly through their actions and words. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and this description pulled me into the story from the very beginning. I felt like I was right there in Sylvan Creek, Pennsylvania, watching all of the action taking place and listening in on conversations.

The mystery was well plotted and tightly woven. There were plenty of suspects to consider and clues to sift through and it was not easy to solve, which is how I like my mysteries.

I would highly recommend this book (and series) to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. Whenever I have a new book to read in the Lucky Paws Petsitting series, I know I am in for a great treat.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.