on June 30, 2021
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A detective who turns into a tiger. A pawn shop owner who can see how you'll die. The criminals never had a chance.
If you enjoyed Sookie Stackhouse and True Blood, you’ll love Tess Callahan and the Tiger’s Eye mysteries. Tess and sexy shapeshifter Jack solve mysteries with supernatural flair, and the laughs fly as fast as the clues.” — New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn.
When Jack and his ex-special forces friends find another skeleton in the swamp, the clues lead the sheriff straight back to Jack as the murderer. This time, Tess and her friends may have to solve the mystery alone, before Jack becomes the next victim of the mysterious stranger from the sheriff's past.
When Jack escapes custody to clear his name, Tess is there to help solve the case … because sometimes it takes a tiger's eye to see the truth.
I love how Tess and Jack are all in at this point. This book picks up the same moment the last book ended, so no time has passed. It’s still the Swamp Cabbage Festival, and the body of a man named Earl, who had run off 50 years before, has just been discovered in the swamp.
Jack is a PI, and a tiger shifter. Oh and he’s the former leader of the rebel army. So basically, he’s a badass. But he’s also just a really good guy. Tess owns Dead End Pawnshop and in a town full of paranormals, she gets some pretty interesting items. This time she has a fae music box that seems to have its own sassy personality. It was pawned by a groupie to Tess’ friend’s band. I really wanted to see more of that. I hope it’s being set up for the next book. Meanwhile, Tess and Jack are in danger. As usual.
This whole story revolves around a dead body in a small town. An abusive husband hit his wife once too many times and she finally snapped, right? Wrong! This man’s death has a lot of hands involved, and since it took place 50 years prior, tracking everyone and their story down, won’t be easy. Jack and Tess are exactly the ones for the task. And through it all, family secrets are coming to light. The town of Dead End, FL is never boring, that’s for sure.
I enjoyed this story a lot because Jack and Tess are together almost the entire time. We see them interacting more, and we see how Tess is finally realizing how she feels about Jack. I think that’s one thing that I miss about Ms. Day’s full-length Paranormal Romances. The relationship. But in these shorter length Cozy Urban Fantasy/Mysteries, we get the slow burn. And Jack and Tess are worth the wait.
***I bought this book