About the book:
It's official. This case is above her pay grade--and Cate's in over her head.
Cate Kinkaid arrives at H&B Vintage Auto Restorations to give a friend a ride. But, as usual, trouble finds Cate even there--this time in the form of one dead man, one wounded man, and what appears to be a pretty obvious case of self-defense.
Despite having been merely an unfortunate bystander, Cate finds herself sucked into the case. And the deeper she gets, the more she begins to suspect that the shooting in the H&B office may not have been as cut-and-dried as it appeared.
Bestselling and award-winning author Lorena McCourtney takes you on wild ride in this clever cozy mystery that will keep you guessing.
I really enjoyed this amusing who-dun-it that kept me guessing! I remember liking Cate and her sense of humor from the previous book, and her pet cat, Octavia, who seemed to know more than any animal should. I also liked her boyfriend, Mitch, who helped out on cases and was always there for her, except their future seemed up in the air with him possibly selling his company. I liked the added suspense of their relationship and where it was headed. The dog, Clancy, was a welcome heartwarming addition and I enjoyed seeing Mitch get attached. The mystery was of the cozy variety and there was definitely an interesting cast of characters! I guessed at parts of the mystery, but wasn't sure at all; I like a story I can't figure out. There were some light spiritual elements, with Cate and Mitch being Christians, going to church, and Cate making occasional comments in conversation. I liked that she pointed out that God has a better plan than we can make for ourselves. This works as a stand-alone, although you might want to see how Cate and Mitch's relationship progresses and enjoy the mysteries, too. I hope this isn't the end of the series! I would recommend it if you like mysteries or amusing stories.
I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.