Death of a Texan by Cat Hickey #BlogTour

A grieving widow. A sketchy admirer. An adoring boyfriend.

But one of them is up to no good.

Chloe’s new life in Costa Rica seems perfect: her relationship with Mateo is heating up, and her career as a private investigator is off to a good start. She only wishes that her cases were more interesting than the lost dogs or cheating husbands she’s been hired for so far…

She gets her wish when a dead body lands, almost literally, at her feet. Hired by the highly strung Elena Vargas to follow her husband, Victor, Chloe discovers that not only was he cheating on his wife – he’s been murdered.

As Chloe delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Victor’s death, she uncovers secret after secret. The danger becomes all too real when she narrows in on the killer’s identity. Someone is following her everywhere, and threatening notes arrive on her doorstep.

As if that’s not bad enough, her relationship with Mateo begins to unravel, and his co-worker, Jaime, seems intent on convincing her that Mateo is a cheater.

Desperately trying to figure out what’s going on, Chloe becomes more and more enmeshed in a sordid world of lies, sex, and murder.

Who can Chloe really trust? And can she catch the killer before she becomes the next victim?

My Thoughts

Death of a Texan is the latest release in the Chloe Parsons series, and after devouring the previous books I couldn’t wait to read this highly anticipated novel.

Chloe is finally living the life she has always dreamed of in Costa Rica. Her career as a Private Investigator is going well, as is her relationship with the handsome Mateo, the only thing Chloe would change about her life right now is the cases she is hired to follow. She wants something more than investigating spouses with wandering eyes and pets who have gone missing.

When Chloe is hired by Ellen Vargas – a highly strung woman, to follow her husband Victor to discover whether he is in fact a cheat. Chloe finds herself feeling excited about this case, and she cannot wait to get stuck in. However this case takes a dark turn, when as when Chloe discovers that Victor is not only a cheat, he is also a victim when she finds him dead.

Chloe realises immediately that there are many people who would wish Victor harm, and so she begins trying to untangle the many layers of lies and deceit that are the heart of this case. Chloe soon finds herself in danger, when she becomes a target – as someone is determined to stop her uncovering the truth surrounding this murder.

Despite this story being a cosy mystery, it has so much tension and darkness throughout, it really captures your attention entirely until the very last page. This is a fast paced page turner, that is certain to have you on the edge of your seat as the story begins to unfold. Chloe is the perfect heroin in this series, and despite the odds often being against her, she always manages to use her wit and intelligence to get the answers to the cases she takes on.

Set in beautiful Costa Rica, this is the perfect escapism for all of us who love a juicy, utterly thrilling cosy mystery.

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About the Author

Cat Hickey has a Master’s degree in Biology, and teaches Anatomy and Physiology at a university in Baltimore, MD, USA. She writes light-hearted mysteries and thrillers that are based, partly, on her extensive travels around the world. She is also an avid yogi who teaches aerial yoga and practices aerial circus arts, and spends the rest of her time with her three rescue animals, which consist of three cats and a horse.

Social Media Links

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*Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and Cat Hickey for providing me with an ARC of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*

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