Friday, February 9, 2018

The Fast and the Furriest {+ Giveaway}

◊ Series: Second Chance Cat Mystery, Book 5
◊ Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
◊ Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
◊ Publisher: Berkley (February 6, 2018)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 1101991224
◊ ISBN-13: 978-1101991220

Sarah Grayson and her trusty companion, Elvis, race to tail the right suspects in the fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mysteries.
Sarah Grayson owns Second Chance, a shop that sells lovingly refurbished items, in the charming town of North Harbor, Maine. But she couldn't run the store without the help of her right-hand man, Mac--or her dashing rescue cat, Elvis.
Mac's life before North Harbor has always been a little bit mysterious, but it becomes a lot more intriguing when a woman from his past shows up in town, and then turns up dead. Suspicion falls on Mac, but Sarah--and Elvis--know he can't be the killer, and they hope they can prove his innocence quick as a whisker.

Who can resist a cozy mystery with a mischievous cat as a sidekick? Not me!

Author Sofie Ryan has created a cast of eclectic characters that readers can’t help but fall in love with in her Second Chance Cat Mystery series. Her latest release, THE FAST AND THE FURRIEST, is a prime example of the well-balanced stories the author writes. The story flows at a good pace holding your attention from beginning to end. The twists and turns along the way may have you picking the wrong villain if you’re not careful.

The North Harbor (Maine) setting draws you in and the delightful residents make you wish you could visit in person. The protagonist, Sarah Grayson, is realistic and easy for readers to relate to. Sarah’s charming cat, Elvis, enhances the story and the members of Charlotte’s Angels, along with Mr. P., add another layer of intrigue.

This is the fifth installment in the series but can be read as a standalone. The author shows that second chances can be fun, mysterious, and full of adventure. Don’t wait for a second chance to read this fun story.

The Fast and the Furriest by Sofie Ryan, Second Chance Cat Mystery (Book #5), Berkley, @2018, ISBN: 978-1101991220, 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 THE FAST AND THE FURRIEST 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 Sunday, Feb. 18.

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 so much for stopping by. Don’t you just love the covers of the Berkley cozy mystery series?


  1. Love the title, sounds like an enjoyable cozy read :)

  2. Oh, I like the idea of a second-hand shop. It's a nice context for a story. Thanks for sharing this one, Mason.

  3. The name is funny and a great twist on the movie series.

  4. Delightful and captivating cozy. Love the setting.

  5. Sounds good. I like reading cat mysteries.

  6. This sounds like a fun cozy, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

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  7. This is one of the best cozy series!

  8. I like the setting and of course, the cute names of the cats and groups!

  9. Thanks for the great review. Good luck everyone!

  10. Elvis is a great name for a cat! Sounds like a fun book!!

  11. Sounds like it will be a great book to read by a fireplace on cold winter's night.

  12. First, any cat named Elvis has to be special. Second, I love a cozy mystery with murder and feline intervention.

  13. Love that title. It's purr-fect!

  14. Sofie Ryan is a wonderful author. It's always great to delve into a new adventure from her with all her great characters (especially the fur babies). Plus the covers (not just Sofie Ryan's, but most cozies) are almost always beautiful.


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