Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Unleashed by Eileen Brady

Unleashed is the second book in the Kate Turner, DVM series and while you can read it as a stand alone you will enjoy it more if you read the series in order - so start with Muzzled.

Seven months into her year long contract in the small town of Oak Falls, Kate Turner has settled into the routines of a small town vet.  With a busy practice to cover she has little time left over to twiddle her thumbs, and with a wide variety of clinic and house call clients she has little chance of getting bored.  When one of her clients, a young artist named Claire, commits suicide Kate is shocked.  She can't believe that Claire committed suicide, it just feels wrong - especially with Claire's beloved dog Toto in the clinic.  

Unable to accept Claire's death as a suicide Kate can't help but dig into the mystery, despite the protests of her friends and family.  Little details keep niggling at Kate, things that don't add up to a suicide, and it seems as though she is not the only person who thinks there is something hinky about the case.  The more Kate digs into the case the more secrets she finds.  When the Police arrest one of her staff she knows that somethings not right, but as she continues to search for the killer she is putting her life in danger.  Can Kate figure out who the killer is before they strike again?

The Kate Turner, DVM mysteries are a fun little series that brings to life the joys (and complications) of living in a small town.  Kate may have lived in Oak Falls for seven months, but she is still very much an outsider to the long term residents - although she has some charming and endearing connections to people in the town.  Brady has created a character that is engaging, believable, and very down to earth.  There are some very funny moments in this series, mainly because of the antics of the town residents (animal and human), and it is all too easy to picture Kate and her new town as real.  

Unleashed is an enjoyable romp in a small town where the small population gets smaller with each new book, and each new book brings Kate more firmly into the fabric of the town.  A fun read that deserves to be discovered and enjoyed in a single session.  Can't wait to see what is next for the town of Oak Falls.

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Reviewed by Brilla

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