There is something to be said for quirky set-ups. I think there are earlier versions of this concept since the cast mention previous instances but I was unable to confirm which series, in particular, it was with just the brief search I did on Goodreads but if you do know, let me know?
Josie has bought an old guesthouse in her home town and is trying to get it up and running in full force. There are the usual colourful characters of (almost octagenarians) her mother and best friend. There are the friendly and not-so-friendly hometown characters making her life harder. Then, there are the cats. The cats are a predominant factor in this ‘tail’. They are the main crime solvers, the comic relief as well the ruling force of their town, even if no human knows this fact. The chapters alternate between Josie working her way through her list of suspects and the cats being one step ahead of her with the very same list.
I liked the mystery, and the only reason I did not enjoy it as much as most people would is that I guessed the ending. This made me a silent spectator watching the obvious unfold. It was still fun and I liked the characters enough to want to visit them at their next escapade.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the review is completely based on my own reading experience