Friday, January 6, 2017

Telling Tails {+ Giveaway}

◊ Series: Second Chance Cat Mystery, Book 4
◊ Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
◊ Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
◊ Publisher: Berkley (January 3, 2017)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 1101991208
◊ ISBN-13: 978-1101991206


 The New York Times bestselling author of A Whisker of Trouble returns as secondhand shop owner Sarah Grayson and her rescue cat, Elvis, get caught up in a case of she said, she said....
When Sarah Grayson opened a secondhand shop in the quaint town of North Harbor, Maine, she was expecting peace and quiet. Then she was adopted by a rescue cat named Elvis and a kooky trio of senior sleuths known as Charlotte’s Angels. Now she has nine lives worth of excitement…
Sarah’s friend and employee Rose is delivering a customer’s purchase when the quick errand becomes a deadly escapade. Rose arrives just in time to see the customer murdered by his wife, but before she can call the police, she is knocked out cold. When she wakes up, no one believes her, especially after the woman claims her husband is very much alive and has left her for someone else—and has a text message and empty bank account to prove it.
Despite her convincing story, Sarah is sure something is fishy—and it’s not Elvis’s kitty treats. Sarah, Elvis, and the Angels are determined to unravel this mysterious yarn, before the feral killer pounces again...

Author Sofie Ryan has crafted a quaint setting in which protagonist Sarah Grayson and her group of quirky friends thrive. The secondhand shop is the entrance into a tantalizing world of fun, mischief, intrigue, friendship, romance, and mystery (also the occasional murder).

This story moves at a good pace and holds your attention from the first page until the last paragraph. The mystery draws you in with the twists and turns that keep you guessing.

The characters are likable and realistic with faults readers understand. They are well-developed and their bonds of family and friendship shine.

TELLING TAILS can be read on its own, but readers who enjoy it will want to catch up with all Sarah’s antics through prior installments. This is a fascinating tale mystery lovers will enjoy and a location they’ll wish to visit, especially Sarah’s mesmerizing shop.

Telling Tails by Sofie Ryan, Second Chance Cat Mystery (Book #4), Berkley, @2017, ISBN: 978-1101991206, Mass Market Paperback, 304 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Penguin Random House, I have a print copy of TELLING TAILS by Sofie Ryan to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Saturday, Jan. 14.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends to make sure the notification email doesn’t end up there. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decided for whatever reason you don’t want to win (which is fine), once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks for stopping by today. Are you a fan of secondhand stores? Have you ever found a gem at a secondhand store?


  1. It sounds like fun. Our rescue cats have been more concerned with self interest than altruism, but perhaps the fault lies with me. It cannot lie with them...

    1. So funny, E.C. Anyone with a cat knows they (the cats) can never it at fault about anything. :)

  2. This is such a terrific series! Can't wait to see what Elvis and Charlotte’s Angels are up to this time.

    1. Karen, it is a terrific series. I'll just say Elvis and Charlotte's Angels don't disappoint once again.

  3. I know someone who works at a secondhand store and is always finding something fascinating there.
    I wonder if that Elvis sings?

  4. The setting for this one is really appealing, Mason. And secondhand shops are a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I've never read anything by this author but I would like to. This sounds like a great series! Thank you!

  6. Wonderful feature and giveaway. I frequent second hand shops for that elusive treasure which I may one day locate.

  7. Very appropriate that Elvis is a black kitty. They are such trouble makers.

  8. I do like poking around second hand stores, even if I don't find anything. Love the old cookbooks and dishes. Looking forward to the new mystery! Thanks!

  9. I don't get to secondhand stores too often but I love to wander around to see what's there.

  10. Yes and no, depends on what I'm looking for, lol.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  11. The book cover is great.
    The author is new to me.

  12. I love secondhand stores. I've never found any valuable, but have found books and things that I wanted.


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