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7.17.2014

Death Takes a Ride ~ Review

Death Takes a Ride
The Cate Kincaid Files #3
By Lorena McCourtney

Cate is back with yet another murder case that she has yet again literally fallen into.  Well, she didn't fall into it - more like she was offering a ride to a friend of her Aunt Rebecca and was there for the actual event.  In Cate's case the falling comes later.

But this is a time of change as Cate awaits her license making her an official private investigator and she'll be able to get rid of her assistant add-on.  And then there is Uncle Joe who is talking retirement (Yikes!  Is Cate ready to be on her own???)  And her maybe-boyfriend Mitch might not be around much longer to be her Knight-on-a shiny-motorcycle when she needs rescuing.

At least Octavia is her one constant.  Always knowing when the phone is going to ring and managing to find clues and facts that Cate never would have.  This is one kitty with a personality to be reckoned with.

There are funny moments throughout Death Takes a Ride but I think this also the least funny of the series.  It is a bit more serious as Cate works through the upcoming and possible changes in her life.  There are plenty of suspects and not much to go on.  And if Cate's not careful she may be taking a ride with death herself, especially if she can't discover who is in danger and who is the threat.

Spoiler: Cate (like Frodo) lives so we can hopefully expect a fourth book in this delightful series in the not to distant future. I hope!!!

Sit back and get ready to enjoy another Cate Kincaid murder mystery.  This would be a great book club discussion book as you work alongside Cate to solve the case.  Good clean fun with a murder mystery thrown in.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Revell in exchange for my honest review.

About the Book:

It's official. This case is above her pay grade--and Cate's in over her head.

Cate Kinkaid arrives at H&B Vintage Auto Restorations to give a friend a ride. But, as usual, trouble finds Cate even there--this time in the form of one dead man, one wounded man, and what appears to be a pretty obvious case of self-defense.

Despite having been merely an unfortunate bystander, Cate finds herself sucked into the case. And the deeper she gets, the more she begins to suspect that the shooting in the H&B office may not have been as cut-and-dried as it appeared.

Bestselling and award-winning author Lorena McCourtney takes you on wild ride in this clever cozy mystery that will keep you guessing.