New divorcee Kimberlee Lassiter Larsen plans to escape the pain of her breakup by planning a trip with her young daughter to an Oregon animal park attraction. When automotive problems change her plans, she finds herself back in Fern Lake, her childhood home. The town holds many mysteries for her.
Stuck in a resort cottage with her four-year-old, she finds fragmented memories surfacing. Things she hasn’t thought about in years suddenly seem important to recall. A decades-old murder stands at the heart of Kimberlee’s emotional turmoil. Will the violence of the past reach into the present to harm Kimberlee or her daughter Amanda? Can the resort’s resident black cat help her regain lost memories and solve the distant crime before she becomes a victim?
These questions lead readers through the secrets of a small town in Elaine Faber’s full-length cozy mystery, “Black Cat’s Legacy.” Filled with danger, romance and feline wisdom, the book offers a captivating visit into a small town and its denizens. You’ll find yourself wondering just how accurate your early memories are, as Kimberlee deals with the buried truth behind her losses.
Faber presents much of the action from the perspective of the black cat in the title, known only as Black Cat until little Amanda renames him Thumper. For generations the Fern Lake Black Cats have watched over the community and kept the secrets of its members. Now Black Cat/Thumper feels a connection to the newcomers that requires his intervention in their lives. Cat lovers will be entranced by the resourceful, insightful character.
This neatly plotted mystery will satisfy mystery lovers, while the romances within the story will attract romance lovers. The book is a gem and promises to be the start of a purr-fectly delightful series of Black Cat Mysteries.
As an added bonus, Faber donates a portion of the proceeds of each sale to benefit feline rescue projects.
Black Cat’s Legacy by Elaine Faber
Published by Elk Grove Publications
Available in both eBook and print editions
Disclaimer: This review is based on a purchased copy of the book. All opinions are my own.
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