Welcome to my tour stop for Feather and Claw (DC Cat McKenzie #2) by Susan Handley. Thank you to Damppebbles Blog Tours for my stop on the tour! Check out my review and let me know what you think!
They say choice not chance determines human destiny, but on foreign shores not everyone is what they seem and choices can be ill informed.
Mentally and physically exhausted after her last case, Cat McKenzie heads to the sunny shores of Southern Cyprus. When a fellow guest, an American business man, suddenly dies, Cat’s instincts scream foul play. Unable to step out of her skin as a detective, she can’t help but start to dig.
Drawn into a dark world inhabited by arsonists, bird-trappers and a cold-hearted killer, Cat is soon playing a dangerous game; one that has tragic consequences.
To get closer to the truth, Cat must get closer to the killer and allow the killer to get closer to her. But surrounded by strangers, each appearing to be as respectable as the other, she first needs to figure out which of them are feather and which of them are claw.
Feather and Claw is the second book the DC Cat McKenzie series can easily be read as a standalone. I was not missing anything having not read the first book. I really enjoyed this fun read.
Possibly the only thing I was missing from the first book was getting to know Cat McKenzie. I got to know her here, but there was probably some development I missed on. Still didn’t deter me from enjoying the book or falling in love with Cat. She’s a great lead, with a smart brain and she’s quite the risk taker.
I enjoyed the plot. The murder mystery was great. I found it difficult to unravel until the end. I enjoyed the bits of humor to lighten the mood sometimes as well. I think Susan Handley knows how to write a good, murder mystery. She captivated me and kept me reading to figure out the answers.
I recommend checking this book out. A fun mystery with great writing, I am sure you won’t regret it.
Susan Handley grew up in the Midlands and despite a love of literature, and crime fiction in particular, she never dreamt of being able to carve out a career as a published writer. But the desire to write never left her and after years of writing by night she has at last been able to share the results of her efforts.
Susan now lives in a small village in rural Kent with her husband and three cats. When she’s not indulging in her love of writing crime fiction she loves walking (the hillier the better), bike riding (the flatter the better) and tending her veggie patch.
Susan has published two novels. A Confusion of Crows is the first to feature DC Cat McKenzie, a one-time marine biologist turned detective. In the second in the series, Feather and Claw, the death of a fellow guest sees Cat put her holiday on hold and turn detective, only with no team to rely on and outside of her jurisdiction, she learns the hard way that trying to outwit a murderer is no game. A third Cat McKenzie mystery is due out in 2020.
Susan has also produced a collection of short stories, called Crime Bites Volume 1. Full of bite-size crime stories there’s bound to be something to suit all tastes. A second volume is due to be published later in 2019.
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Let me know what you think!