Friday, August 7, 2015


Welcome back!  Men make the worst patients.  My father thought chocolate donuts made a good dinner!  The man is sick with a summer cold and that is all he would eat last night.  I have to physically hand him his pills or he would never take them.  The only good thing to come out of him being sick is he quit smoking cigars!  I mean the man is only missing part of one lung.  You would have thought he would have quit after that surgery!  Cats make easier patients (well, most of them).

Unleashed by Eileen Brady is the second book in the Kate Turner, DVM Mystery series.  Kate Turner moved to Oak Falls, New York to work as a veterinarian at Oak Falls Veterinary Hospital.  The owner, Doc Anderson, wanted to take time off to go on a cruise around the world.  Kate has a cute dog named Buddy who is well taken care of by Kate.  Kate is often mistaken for a relative of Meryl Streep’s (which can be used to her advantage upon occasion).  Kate is taking care of Claire Birnham’s little dog named Toto.  Toto is a Cairn terrier who only likes Eugene Scruggs.  Eugene is a young man who was injured in an accident and is now mentally challenged (but very nice, sweet, and hardworking).

The next day Kate hears that Claire committed suicide.  Kate knows that Claire would not kill herself.  She just got a new job in New York, was enjoying her art, and was going to look at apartments in the city.  Kate decides to look into the matter despite protests from Gramps and Luke Gianetti (her friend on the police force).   Kate will have to fit in sleuthing around her patients (they even make house calls)!  There is quite a list of suspects and someone does not want the truth to come out.  Then when Eugene is arrested for the crime (it was finally deemed not a suicide), Kate knows she will have to prove his innocence.  Kate will have to watch herself if she wants to stay alive and find Claire’s killer. 

Unleashed is charming cozy mystery.  I give Unleashed 3.5 out of 5 stars.  The mystery was of medium difficulty.  The author provided great clues that aids the reader in solving the mystery.  The book has interesting characters especially Kate’s assistant, Mari.  I liked the humor that was sprinkled throughout the book.  It was just the right amount (some books go over the top with the humor).  I look forward to reading more books in this series.  The first book in the series is Muzzled.

I received a complimentary copy of Unleashed from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  The review and opinions expressed are my own.  

Thank you for stopping by.  I am currently reading The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon (I am not enjoying it).  If you like my blog, you can follow it by clicking the link on the right hand side of blog. Have a good afternoon (it is Friday) and Happy Reading!

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