Friday 26 February 2021

Country Cat Blues by Alison O'Leary Blog Tour

 I won't deny that I love a good book series, but sometimes what makes a series is the fact that you can read one book without having to read all of them, in a long-winded way I'm saying that the story can make sense still by itself.

And this is certainly the case with Country Cat Blues, the second novel in the Cat Noir series from author Alison O'Leary which I was kindly gifted in exchange for being part of this blog tour.

When former rescue cat Aubrey moves to the picturesque village of Fallowfield with his owners and their foster son Carlos, he is looking forward to exploring the delights of the English countryside.

However, all is not as it seems among the residents. The idyllic peace is shattered when a gruesome murder takes place at the village fete.

Tension is running high and Aubrey is particularly upset when suspicion falls on Morris, who may be almost permanently drunk, but is also good friend to the local cat population…

Can Aubrey restore the peace in the village and help clear Morris’s name?

Something which is very different with these stories is that the main protagonist happens to be a cat. 

Sounds strange (and in general I'm not a cat person) but actually it really works.

Living with Molly, Jeremy and their foster son Carlos, Aubrey is one clever feline.

He is like a brilliant cat detective and when murders begin to happen - a lot more frequently than some of the human residence realise - in the village which they've only recently moved to, this intelligent feline and his new found friends find themselves ready to get to the bottoms of these crimes.

This is a unique, crime novel.

What really made me like the book is that even though there were dark and sinister things happening, there was still and over-riding feeling of hope and togetherness.

Teamwork both between the animals and humans.

I really enjoyed seeing the family dynamics through Aubrey's eyes. Makes you wonder just what our pets are thinking as we get on with our day to day lives.

The first in the series, Street Cat Blues, was described as a cosy mystery and I think that is also an accurate description of this tale too.

I felt immersed in the countryside setting and whilst there were twists and turns along the way, I was thoroughly amused throughout.

With a satisfying conclusion, Country Cat Blues is a great addition to the Cat Noir series but can also be read as a stand-alone novel too. I'm hoping there will be a third book added to the set as I'd like to see more from Aubrey as well as Molly, Jeremy and Carlos.

If you'd like to see more reviews and thoughts on the book, follow the rest of the blog tour outlined below:

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