A grieving widow. A sketchy admirer. An adoring boyfriend.
But one of them is up to no good.
Chloe’s new life in Costa Rica seems perfect: her relationship with Mateo is heating up, and her career as a private investigator is off to a good start. She only wishes that her cases were more interesting than the lost dogs or cheating husbands she’s been hired for so far…
She gets her wish when a dead body lands, almost literally, at her feet. Hired by the highly strung Elena Vargas to follow her husband, Victor, Chloe discovers that not only was he cheating on his wife – he’s been murdered.
As Chloe delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Victor’s death, she uncovers secret after secret. The danger becomes all too real when she narrows in on the killer’s identity.
Someone is following her everywhere, and threatening notes arrive on her doorstep.
As if that’s not bad enough, her relationship with Mateo begins to unravel, and his coworker, Jaime, seems intent on convincing her that Mateo is a cheater.
Desperately trying to figure out what’s going on, Chloe becomes more and more enmeshed in a sordid world of lies, sex, and murder.
Who can Chloe really trust? And can she catch the killer before she becomes the next victim?
Death of a Texan by Cat Hickey is book two of the Chloe Parsons Mysteries. I was so excited to read this because I read the first book, and love Cat Hickey‘s writing style. You can read this as a standalone, but I recommend checking both books out because they are great!
I think Chloe is a great lead. She’s going through quite a bit in this book, so it is pretty awesome to see her still work to catch the murderer and solve the mystery.
Speaking of mystery, per usual, Cat Hickey creates one that I couldn’t guess. The writing is fast paced, and there were little clues hidden along the way.
Overall, Death of a Texan had me invested. It’s a bit dark with some humor to lighten it occasionally. I really enjoyed it. Give it a shot!
*I received a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources to review honestly on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Cat Hickey has a Master’s degree in Biology, and teaches Anatomy and Physiology at a university in Baltimore, MD, USA. She writes light-hearted mysteries and thrillers that are based, partly, on her extensive travels around the world. She is also an avid yogi who teaches aerial yoga and practices aerial circus arts, and spends the rest of her time with her three rescue animals, which consist of three cats and a horse.
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