Title:The Trouble with Truth
Author: Kathy Krevat
Publisher: Lyrical Underground
Publication Date: August 28, 2018
Page Count: 230
My rating: 3 stars
About the book:
Things are looking up for single mom Colbie Summers. After relocating back to her California hometown with her adolescent son and taste-testing feline, Trouble, she’s ready to take her gourmet cat food company to the next level. Until helping a teenager gets Colbie mixed up in a fresh case of murder…
Trying to balance her hectic family life with her growing business—including a coveted contract with the local organic food store—leaves Colbie scrambling to keep all her balls in the air. But when a Sunnyside resident is found dead in his garage, she takes on a new role: harboring a suspected killer.
The eighteen-year-old murder suspect, a former foster kid and Colbie’s part-time chef, had a powerful motive to snuff out the high-profile businessman. The real question is, who didn’t? Sifting through the victim’s sordid history unearths a cat’s cradle of crimes, including money laundering and abuse. Now, to clear an innocent girl’s name, Colbie must sniff out the truth before a killer who smells trouble goes on the attack again.
The Trouble with Truth by Kathy Krevat is the second book in the cozy Gourmet Cat Mystery series. Each book in the series contains it’s own mystery and could be read as a standalone but with most cozy series there will be come character building carrying over book to book.
In the first book of the series single mom Colbie Summers had packed up her twelve year old son and their cat, Trouble, and moved back to Sunnyside, CA. Colbie’s father had taken ill so she needed to be closer to him and decided she could move her gourmet cat food business to Sunnyside and continue to work from there.
Now with her business growing and looking to sign a contract to expand even further the last thing Colbie needed was another murder in Sunnyside. Unfortunately for Colbie that is exactly what happened when a body is found and her eighteen year old part time chef is accused of the murder so Colbie of course needs to find out just what happened and clear her name.
Jumping back into the Gourmet Cat Mystery series I will have to admit it took me a good minute or two to remember the characters and setting of this series. Not really a good sign for a reader to struggle with familiarity but once going I did enjoy Colbie, her family and Trouble the cat but they seem to miss that extra spark to make them really stand out to me in the crowded cozy genre. The mystery is solid though and while I wouldn’t say this will be an absolute favorite in the genre I did enjoy the book and will probably continue on in the series.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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