Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cat Got Your Secrets by Julie Chase

September 16, 2017 contemporary, cozy mystery, giveaway, Julie Chase, mystery/suspense 22

about the book

Lacy Marie Crocker has settled into a comfortable groove back home in New Orleans, and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, she’s busier than ever running a thriving pet boutique, helping her mother organize the upcoming National Pet Pageant, and untangling her complicated love life.

But when delivering a king-sized order of dreidel-shaped doggy biscuits for a Saint Berdoodle’s bark-mitzvah, Lacy stumbles into yet another murder scene–and the last person to see the victim alive was her own father. It’s up to Lacy to clear her dad’s name from the suspect list before Detective Jack Oliver has to cage him for good.

But just when she starts pawing at the truth, she receives a threatening letter from a mysterious blackmailer bent on silencing her with her own secrets. And Lacy’s not the only one with bones in her closet. Time’s running out in this deadly cat-and-mouse game in Cat Got Your Secrets, the delightfully funny third novel in Julie Chase’s Kitty Couture mystery series, perfect for “all those feline fanciers who love to read Rita Mae Brown” (Suspense Magazine).

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SERIES: Kitty Couture Mystery #3
GENRE: Cozy Mystery
PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane Books
RELEASE DATE: September 12, 2017
PAGES: 320

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I can’t say enough how much I love this series, and Cat Got Your Secrets reminded me why I love it all over again. Lacy, who just wants to run her pet boutique, keeps running into bodies (clearly the pet boutique business is a dangerous one) and then of course can’t help but figure out whodunit. This time it’s personal, and I really enjoyed the larger focus on her family in this book.

There’s also the semi-love-triangle between Lacy, Chase, and Jack. To me, the choice is insanely obvious. Jack. With his low drawl, his deep emotions, and his protective instincts… how could she ever even entertain the idea of surfer boy turned lawyer Chase. But… to each her own. You’ll just have to read Cat Got Your Secrets to see which one she ultimately chooses 😉

I must also say that, while I’m not a cat person (I’m sure you’re all shocked by this confession), I do adore Penelope the cat. Please, no one tell my dog Zuzu that I said that? She’s a little bit of a diva with a whole lot of quirks, and Julie Chase has given her such great personality!

Bottom Line: Southern fiction meets cozy mystery in this fun series set in the heart of New Orleans. Lacy Crocker will become a friend, and the eccentric band of characters she surrounds herself with will quickly take up residence in your heart. Wry humor, well-plotted mystery, those great characters and enough romance to keep you swooning make Cat Got Your Secrets a must read.

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / Love it!

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about the author

Julie Chase is a mystery-loving pet enthusiast who hopes to make readers smile. She lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three spunky children. Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers, Romance Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime. She is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.Julie also writes as Julie Anne Lindsey. Learn more about Julie Anne Lindsey here.

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22 Responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cat Got Your Secrets by Julie Chase”

  1. Paula S.

    I like funny, quirky cozies! This one looks good! I’m a cat person with no cats.

  2. Kay Garrett

    Thanks for the review. How can you not love it when you mix southern and cozy mystery? 🙂

  3. Carole

    Just started reading this and love it, Carrie! The characters are becoming familiar to me, which is what I enjoy about this series. And I love visiting New Orleans through the author’s eyes. I can’t get over all these “high end” products for pets, though. Oh … I’m in the “Jack” camp also. Hope Lacy gets it right!

    • Carrie

      Those products make me laugh. Zuzu would not be amused if forced to wear some of Lacy’s pet couture lol

  4. Dianne Casey

    This sounds like a really fun read. I like the New Orleans setting and the cats in the storyline. Looking forward to reading the series.

  5. Vivian Furbay

    Sounds like another good mystery with both sides having secrets. Would want to read this book.

  6. Pam K.

    I really enjoy cozy mysteries but I hadn’t heard of this series or author. The books sound really good so I’d like to read them.

  7. Penny Mooney

    This book really gets my attention as a former pet shop owner and groomer. I can’t wait to read it.

  8. Connie Saunders

    Southern. Cozy. Feline. What’s not to like? Thanks for a great review Carrie!

  9. Lori Smanski

    oh this does sound like such a wonderful book. I would like to try one of her books