Review Of Claws For Suspicion

Claws For Suspicion

A Catskills Pet Rescue, Book #3

Deborah Blake

5 Stars


When someone from her past comes to town to cause trouble, Kari Stuart and her sassy kitten Queenie will have to work hard to protect the Serenity Sanctuary in this new Catskills Pet Rescue Mystery.

Kari Stuart is finally starting to relax into her role as the new owner of the Serenity Sanctuary and is looking forward to the various fun autumn activities in the beautiful Catskills town of Lakeview, like the annual Oktoberfest celebration. It’s time for friends and quality bonding with handsome vet Angus McCoy. Until the unexpected arrival of her unpleasant ex-husband, Charlie Smith.

He comes bearing a shocking revelation—the paperwork on their divorce never went through, and they are still married. Worse yet, he thinks this entitles him to half of her lottery winnings—although he’ll happily take partial ownership of the sanctuary instead. Kari isn’t sure if he’s telling the truth, or if it’s just another one of Charlie’s lies. 

But things go from bad to worse when an unexpected death makes Kari the main suspect in a murder investigation. Will she and Queenie be able to find the real killer and keep the home they’ve built at the sanctuary safe, or is their string of luck finally tapped out?   (Amazon)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  When Kari’s ex-husband shows up at the sanctuary, she knows that will only mean trouble.  He claims that their divorce was never finalized and that they are still married.  When Charlie is found dead Kari is a person of interest and she must find the real culprit to prove her innocence.  

The author is very talented in her descriptions and they allowed me to see everything more clearly in my mind’s eye.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider.  

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I am waiting patiently for the next book in the series. 

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

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