by Kathleen Costa
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It is dark, totally dark, and the pain, the pain is excruciating. Caitlin Hart slowly regains consciousness seeing a cat, a black cat, purring softly next to her. There’s been an accident; the smell of gasoline and smoke spurs her to get up and out of the ditch. At the top of the rise she sees a body lying on the side of the road; she definitely needs to get help. A stranger drives by barely missing the cat in the road, and shares his phone allowing Cait to call for help. He, then, disappears. The cat disappears, and after help arrives and Caitlin leads all to the man on the side of the road…he has disappeared, too.
Recuperating from her injuries and trying to regain her memory of the night of the accident, Cait discovers a news report on a missing owner of a cyber security firm. She tells Cody it is the same man she saw on the side of the road, so they decide to investigate closer to see if there is any evidence overlooked by the police. Arriving they find the cat, and the cat leads them to a thumb drive hidden in the brush…
Along with memory loss, physical trauma, an encrypted thumb drive, and missing body, Cody has offered a safe haven to his Navy SEAL friend’s so-called cousin and her daughter. Cait is right to feel the situation is a lot more dire than everyone lets on. Alyson, a soon-to-be senior in high school, is really in witness protection, and for safety, her and her mother had to find a secured place to stay for some quiet time. Well, quiet is a relative term, since Alyson seems keen to help where she can. She has a friend who can help with deciphering the data on the thumb drive, has a sensitivity to Cait’s new cat, and can see ghosts…yes, seeing ghosts can come in handy. But, then there are the secret identities, secret locations, and just plain secrets…all on board for this mystery!
OMG! I am such a big fan of Kathi Daley, and Whales & Tails Cozy Mystery with Tansy’s magical cats is a favorite series. This time for her twelfth book in the series Kathi has out done herself with a delightful twist; she has added characters from a new favorite series Seacliff High for another wonderful crossover read. She ties in the recently released Seacliff High: The Shadow. Alyson Prescott and her mother were forced to flee their home and here, Cody, helping out a Navy SEAL pal, has agreed to provide them protection.
Welcome Alyson, whose special “I see dead people” gift provides additional entertainment to an already very exciting story. This story is extremely engaging, nail-biting at times, and the characters are well developed with a real family sense. The community of Madrona Island and ‘ins and outs’ of the cat sanctuary play out in the background along with providing tasty, easy-to-follow recipes from Kathi’s Facebook Recipe Group: One-Dish Broiled Shrimp, Tomatoes, & Green
Olives; Baked Lasagna; Chuck Wagon Casserole; Sweet and Sour Chicken. You are set for your next book club!
Taming of the Tabby earns 5+/5 Encrypted Secret Files!
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