Today it is my stop on the Blog Tour for CLASS OF 2008 and I am pleased to share with you my review. This is the 2nd book in the Rosario and Balou Mysteries and it is an interesting precise that keeps the reader engaged.
Class of 2008 (A Rosario and Balou Mystery) by Patricia Asedegbega
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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 book 2 in the Rosario & Balou series but they can be read as stand alone although I do wish I had read book 1 first as reference is made to events in book 1 that piqued my interest and would have made understanding the characters better.
If you like cats you will love this. It is the first crime fiction book I have read where a pet takes a lead character role and it made for a unique read. Unfortunately I am not a cat lover so some of the book went over my head.
It is an interesting storyline with twists and turns but is definitely more a mystery than a thriller so maybe a little tame for me but having said that it was a good read and I will be reading book 1 a the first opportunity.
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.