Review of For Pete’s Sake

For Pete’s Sake
A Pet Psychic Mystery, Book #4
Shannon Esposito
5 Stars

32672062. sy475 Synopsis:

A picture perfect wedding in paradise…what could possibly go wrong?

Pet boutique owner and reluctant pet psychic, Darwin Winters, is looking forward to watching her best friend and business partner, Sylvia, say “I do” to the man of her dreams. But when their wedding photographer turns up dead on the big day—and Sylvia’s superstitious mother believes his heart attack is a sign their marriage will be cursed—Sylvia’s dream wedding quickly becomes a nightmare.

Darwin only has a week to help her detective boyfriend prove the photographer’s death was not from natural causes before Sylvia’s family jets back home to Portugal, and the wedding is off for good.

As more than a few suspects come into focus—including Peter’s model clients, a rival photographer and the director of an animal shelter being investigated for fraud—time is running out. With just one clue from the photographer’s orphaned Yorkie pup to go on, can Darwin help save Sylvia’s wedding and capture a killer? Or will both justice and Sylvia’s wedding cake go unserved? (Goodreads)


The characters are well developed and well rounded. Sylvia, Darwin’s best friend and business partner, is getting married, That is, until her photographer is killed before he can do his job. Now Sylvia’s marriage is on hold because her mother will not give her blessing because she feels the murder is the work of the devil and the marriage is doomed. So Darwin has her work cut out for her, solving the murder within a week. With the help of her boyfriend, Will, who is in law enforcement, they will do what it takes to catch the culprit. There is a paranormal aspect to this book and I thought it added a lot to the story.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions kept me engaged throughout the whole book. The writing style flows smoothly and the book was a quick easy read. The mystery was intriguing and well plotted, and I did not figure out the suspect until it was revealed at the end.

I would recommend this book, and series, to anyone who enjoys a well plotted paranormal cozy. I will be reading the next one very soon.