The Fast and the Furriest (Second Chance Cat Mystery Series #5)

The Fast and the Furriest (Second Chance Cat Mystery Series #5)

by Sofie Ryan

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Sarah Grayson and her trusty companion, Elvis, race to tail the right suspects in the fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mysteries.

Sarah Grayson owns Second Chance, a shop that sells lovingly refurbished items, in the charming town of North Harbor, Maine. But she couldn't run the store without the help of her right-hand man, Mac—or her dashing rescue cat, Elvis.

Mac's life before North Harbor has always been a little bit mysterious, but it becomes a lot more intriguing when a woman from his past shows up in town, and then turns up dead. Suspicion falls on Mac, but Sarah—and Elvis—know he can't be the killer, and they hope they can prove his innocence quick as a whisker.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101991220
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Series: Second Chance Cat Mystery Series , #5
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 80,875
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Sofie Ryan is the author of the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mysteries. She also writes the New York Times bestselling Magical Cats Mystery series under the name Sofie Kelly.

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The Fast and the Furriest 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good and unexpected twists. I enjoyed it!!!
BeckyMcF More than 1 year ago
Everyone at the Second Chance Shop is someone I like and enjoy reading about plus I am hooked on Elvis the Cat. Learning more about one of the regular characters, Mac, made for a clever mystery. Sarah also is smart enough to work with the police. I am happy that I read this a month before Book 6 comes out, because I am hoping to find out what happens next>
CozyMarie More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. The characters were fun and the story progressed well. I did find myself wishing that I had read past installments of the series before this book. I think it would have added to my knowledge and understanding of the characters and their relationships with each other. Overall a fun book! Sub-Themes: cats, elderly friends, small town business owner Can You Start the Series in the Middle? I did. I will admit that since the story revolves around one of the supporting characters, I found myself often wondering what had been said about him and his backstory in future installments. If I had a choice, I’d probably start this series from the beginning. If You Like: Laura Bradford’s Emergency Dessert Squad books, you’ll enjoy this series.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
The Fast and the Furriest by Sofie Ryan is the fifth installment in A Second Chance Cat Mystery series. Sarah Grayson owns Second Chance in North Harbor, Maine. Sarah is refurbishing an item for the shop when she is approached by Erin Fellowes looking for Mac McKenzie (a part-time employee of Sarah’s). Mac is a private man who has not shared any details of his past. When Mac returns Sarah passes along the message from Erin. Later that evening Mac shows up at Sarah’s house. He was unable to find Erin and wants to tell Sarah about his past. His wife, Leila has been in a coma for two years from a carbon monoxide leak in their home. Mac was the main suspect and Leila’s parents sued for guardianship. While they are talking, Detective Michelle Andrews shows up looking for Mac. Erin Fellowes was found dead and a witness claims Mac was arguing with her before her death. Sarah with help from Elvis (her cat) and Charlotte’s Angels goes about locating Erin’s killer and discovering what happened to Leila two years prior. The Fast and Furriest can be a standalone. The necessary details are provided in the book. I enjoyed the author’s writing style. The Fast and Furriest is a light, entertaining cozy mystery. The story has a good pace and great characters (Mr. P is one of my favorites). I love Sarah’s business and her creative ideas. I like the interactions between the characters along with the scenes between Elvis and Sarah. The author is adept at dialogue. The mystery is nicely constructed. Clues are provided to aid readers in identifying the culprit. There is also misdirection that could send you down the wrong path. I appreciated getting to know Mac in this story. I hope we will see him again in the future books. It will be interesting to see what develops between Sarah and Nick. There are those cozy moments that readers love (cooking, going out, gossip, friendship, and family) as well as light-hearted humor. If you are looking for a charming cozy mystery with a smart main character and an adorable cat, then you should check out The Fast and the Furriest.
chefdt More than 1 year ago
The Fast and The Furriest is the fifth book in the A Second Chance Cat Mystery series. Sarah Grayson and the Charlotte’s Angel have a case that hits close to home this time. Sarah was busy sanding a metal cart when a stunning, mid-thirties stunning lady, Erin Fellows, approaches her and asks to see Mac, her handyman, that it is very important that she speak with him. When Mac gets the message he tries calling Erin but the calls keep going to voicemail, so he heads out to look for her, telling Sarah that he looked all over downtown North Harbor. Later there is a knock on the door and Sarah finds detective Michelle Andrews at the door and wanting to talk to Mac. Knowing this can’t be good, Sarah calls a lawyer, Josh Evans and the three of them meet with Michelle at the police station. Soon a witness comes forward who claims he saw Mac talking to Erin downtown. So, Mac is arrested for Erin’s murder and soon Michelle is taken off the case because of her being friends with Mac and Sarah. Liz, Rose, and Charlotte, almost known as Charlotte’s Angels along with Mr. P set off to clear Mac from the murder charge. With the information that Mac shares from his past, they set off to investigate a company that manufactures skin care products for possible mismanagement. (This is Mac’s story to tell, so I will let the readers hear his story as they read the book.) As always, Charlottes are very determined to have justice served. Once again Rose and Mr. P excel and also provide a few light humor moments. A very well told story and one that kept me in the dark until the end. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks More than 1 year ago
Cats have never been more appealing to me since I came across the Second Chance Cat Mystery series. Sofie Ryan introduced the lovable feline with a knack for detecting lies in The Whole Cat and Caboodle. Four mysteries later and Elvis is still helping his savvy human, Sarah Grayson, solve local murders. In the fifth book of the series, The Fast and the Furriest, Sarah's right hand man at Second Chance finally opens up about his past. Of course, he has no choice if he doesn't want to go to jail for murder! A friend from the past shows up seeking to talk to Mac, but before they get the chance to speak she's found dead. Finally, it feels like this series is moving forward and past the usual arguments about whether or not Sarah's elderly squad should investigate. Now, they are pretty much an official outfit so the point is moot. Mac is a constant character whose hidden past always made him seem mysterious and kind of unimportant to the story as a whole. With these new revelations Mac is cast in the spotlight and proves to be a more important character than I realized. The mysteries of this series are never too complicated, but they take readers down a rabbit hole that really gets you thinking and trying to figure out whodunit. This particular story, though, I think has a bit more emotional tone as multiple characters seem to get fed up with each other or even become closer. I am eager to see what's next in the Second Chance world. If you love cozy mysteries with lovable kitty cats, then you'll love Sarah Grayson and her rescue cat, Elvis! *ARC provided via First to Read*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good mystery.