A Clever CATnapping by M.L. Bonatch

A Clever CATnapping by M.L. Bonatch

Publisher: Witchy Mysteries

Publication date: October 28, 2022

My rating: ❤️❤️❤️❤️🤍

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Publisher's description

When familiars start disappearing, as a witch who can shift into a cat, this mystery is personal.

Something is very wrong on Witchteria Lane, and it’s not just the ridiculous everyday shenanigans of rogue elderly witches. Two cats have gone missing, and new familiars have stopped arriving. This mystery is more significant than the disappearing cats. A witch without a familiar isn’t as powerful. Is one of the witches seeking to steal the magic from the others?

Investigating forces my cat Olaf and me to suspect everyone. We must use our amateur sleuthing skills outside the protected area of the Witchness Program. To make it more difficult, a toad is our only help—but that’s a whole different problem.

Answers to long-held mysteries are revealed—Why is Olaf terrified of toads? Do I look good in sequins? And... who is catnapping familiars?

If we don’t find the culprit, Olaf or I could be the next cat that vanishes.

My review

I do love a cozy that is not centered on murder - a rare find. I appreciated that this book still had intrigue and mystery, but no one died! Familiars are going missing and new familiars aren't showing up. Abigail and Olaf are on the case - indentured by the elderly witches of the GGW. We meet a few interesting new characters along the way too.

I do wish Abigail would put some forethought into her actions sometimes. I just wanted to scream into the pages of the book when she makes unsafe choices! Fortunately, all of her friends have her back or this would be a short-lived series with all the danger she puts herself into needlessly! Her bond with Olaf is strengthening and her friendships with the GGW deepening. Now... maybe some action on the romance front?.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Author’s site: https://www.maureenbonatch.com/