Saturday, August 11, 2018


Penned is the fourth book in the Kate Turner mystery series.  Written by real life veterinarian Eileen Brady, this entry has an anticipated release date of 9th Oct, 2018.  Published by Poisoned Pen Press, it's available in hardback, paperback and ebook format.

I had read the previous books in the series and had really enjoyed the gentle pace of these cozies along with the quirky secondary characters (and their pets).  I honestly enjoy that the author slips in the occasional good suggestion for responsible pet ownership without being strident or snarky. 

The plot develops gradually, the dialogue is solidly readable.  The slow-burn romantic tension between Kate and Luke adds a little extra frisson (though I think they're both kind of being jerks to their respective romantic interests).  The denouement was a bit over the top, but that's why most of us are reading cozies with amateur sleuths anyhow.  (and *OUCH*,Kate's quite a b@d@ss!). I really like that she can take care of herself and I was cheering and *high fiving* at the end. 

This book (and the series) are well written and comfortably fun cozy reads.  I'm looking forward to continuing the series and seeing what Oak Falls has in store for Dr. Kate next.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes

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