Today I am closing the blog tour for an interesting book by Patricia Asedegbega, Class of 2008.
About the Book
After surviving the near-death experience at the hands of her husband, “cold eyes,” Rosario and her feline friend Balou are trying to get some semblance of normality back into their lives A new home, new surroundings, old friends, and plenty of rest is just what the doctor ordered, had he been consulted. Balou’s law of minimum effort means days spent licking his paws in the sun, but Balou’s practice is soon shaken to its very foundation. When a dear friend’s innocent class reunion goes horribly wrong, their peace is shattered. In a race against time, the amateur sleuths navigate the muddy waters of old secrets and friendships to try to save the day, but the clock is ticking and it might very well be too late…
This gripping new tale of suspense is the second in the Rosario and Balou series, from the author of I Stand Corrected.
This is a very hard book for me to review as it is such a weird story.
The book’s chapters are told from different perspectives, each alternate chapter is told from the perspective of either Roasrio or her cat, Balou. This makes the book the oddest one I have ever read as I generally avoid books written from an animal’s point of view.
The book starts off with a list of characters and description of who they are, which really helped as I haven’t read book 1 and didn’t have any back story/
The book can be read on it’s own as you can pick it up quite quickly.
Personally I am not a cat person, so normally I wouldn’t have looked at this book, although I can imagine cat lovers would have enjoyed the fact that you get to read what the cat may be thinking of at the time.
The book is more mystery than suspense as it is a lot calmer and more a cozy mystery than the books I normally read.
Overall I think it would be enjoyed by a cat lover, but I did enjoy most of it.
About the Author
I live in sunny Spain and have been writing for about six years now. I started with a collection of cat stories to raise funds for a shelter and then moved on to my first suspense novel. I write both in Spanish and English and have series in both languages. Though I am a biologist, writing is my true passion. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do what I love.