Today, I bring you a cozy mystery. What best way to enjoy your Sunday? It definitely is for me, read a mystery ad get my brain working, in anticipation for the new week coming up.
Anyway, if you like mystery and suspense, I hope this book makes you curious.
“Death of a Texan“, written by Cat Hickey, is a Mystery and Suspense novel, the second book in The Chloe Parsons Mysteries series published on 30th April 2021 by Darkstroke Books.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Cat Hickey for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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?
Purchase Links: Amazon
Potential Trigger Warnings: Non-gory murder
About the Author
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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Although I haven’t read the first book of this series, I felt as this one was standalone-ish. I didn’t really have much problem with the timeline and the character, and I didn’t feel as there was a lot missing. Yet, I do want to read the first one in the future and see what happened to Chloe’s life before.
In “Death of a Texan” we follow Chloe. Our amazing private detective is in Costa Rica, living her life to the best, with an amazing guy, Mateo, and with a career she likes, yet she would like some exciting jobs. And, yes, she got it!
Chloe realizes that the cheating husband that she was hired by Ellen Vargas to watch ends up dead. And with a murder comes great… mysteries. As we are taken with Chloe in the dangerous path of uncovering the truth, I couldn’t help myself wondering what happened, who done it, what secrets are hidden and how will Chloe find out everything.
I liked Chloe, she was believable and realist, and reading her journey through the depth of murder and mystery made me imagine a tv series episode. Actually, I would have loved to have a clearer picture of everything around her, because… Costa Rica! I never been there so reading is the only escape.
Speaking of escapes… This book had a fast pace and it got me going, very focus and almost afraid I was going to miss a clue. It was entertaining and curious.
Overall, I liked it and like I said previously, I’m now interested in reading the first book, just to have more information about Chloe and go on another adventure with her.
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