As Dark as My Fur by Clea Simon is the second book in the “Blackie and Care Cat” mystery series. Publisher: Severn House Publishers, April 1, 2017
A seemingly routine case becomes something far darker and deeper for novice private investigator, Care, and her feline companion, Blackie.
Blackie does not trust Care s new client, factory owner Mr Gravitz, who has hired the young PI to shadow one of his workers, a man he suspects is stealing from him. With his feline sixth sense, Blackie knows the client is not telling the truth but how can he protect and warn his companion, Care, when he is only a cat?
Combining elements of feline fantasy and traditional whodunit, As Dark As My Fur continues the adventures of this original and unusual detective duo: two small creatures in a nightmarish urban landscape, fighting for their lives and for the memories of those they love.”
This is another intriguing book featuring Blackie whose past reincarnation as a PI shines a light on his ability to help Care. The way the mystery was staged, it kept my interest as each action caused a reaction and helped move the story along. There were a few scenes where I was on pins and needles hoping for the best outcome. I like the development of the two main characters and their relationship which is so believable, especially if you are a pet owner. It’s a good mystery one that is deeper and darker but pulled me in and I had to see how it would all end.
FTC Full Disclosure – I received a digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley.