Title: Kitty Confidential (Pet Whisperer P.I. #1)
Author: Molly Fitz
Published on: 28th March 2019
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Angie Russo has seven associate degrees to her name – thanks to her curiosity to learn new things. She’s currently working as a paralegal at one of the famous law firms in town – Fulton, Thompson and associates. There’s an important Will reading happening today and Angie’s already late to work. She switches on the old coffeemaker and the next thing she knows, she’s down on the floor. Someone’s sitting on her chest – and their breath stinks of tuna. Ugh! They start to make insulting remarks, only to understand that Angie can hear them. What’s strange about that, eh? The ‘someone sitting on Angie’s chest’ is a tabby named Octavius Maxwell Ricardo Edmund Frederick Fulton. Angie nicknames him – Octo-cat. Octo-cat says that his late mistress – whose will is currently being read, was murdered. Angie’s curiosity gets the better of her and with the help of Octo-cat, she decides to look into Octo-cat’s mistress’s death.
A wonderful debut to the series but the ending spoils the fun! Apart from this niggle, I enjoyed reading Kitty Confidential. A fun, entertaining and charming cozy mystery featuring a human and her psychic side-kick – a cat.
Octo-cat is a stubborn, grumpy feline! My, my, the attitude he throws around! Phew! He definitely doesn’t paint a picture of being a cute-little kitty, that’s for sure. And oh yeah, he hates being called ‘kitty’. Poor little kitty! Tsk tsk! Angie Russo is quirky and likeable. Although, as the story ends, she does something that makes her look silly, well, you know, *shrugs* sometimes, we all do embarrassing stuff at times.
The first half of the story flew like a feather in the wind! Okay, not literally. Let’s try that again, shall we? I started reading and before I knew, I was halfway through the story. I have a niggle or two about the second half. The tension and suspense built until the end didn’t do justice at all. The ending seemed abrupt.
Angie goes to the perp’s house (she doesn’t know that that person is the perp) and she finds herself bound to a chair. Despite being bound to a chair, Angie warns the perp about the killer (poor Angie doesn’t realise it’s the perp who’s bound her to the chair!!! This was quite hard to believe!) Angie is about to be killed and she’s rescued. End of story!
*End of Spoiler*
The abrupt ending is the only reason I am giving this book a 4-starred rating. There are almost ten books in this series (so far, that is). Would I read the next book(s)? Nope, not in the near future at least.
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