Teenager Chloe is missing. Her car is found with the driver’s side door wide open. Her purse is in the car but her phone is missing. Chloe is also the mayor’s daughter. When secrets begin to mar the mayor’s reputation, Police Chief Brown asks witch Amber to use her magic to locate Chloe. That starts a whispering campaign in this small Oregon town that the Chief and Amber are an item. Pawsitively Secretive is the third book in the Witch of Edgehill series.
I don’t know if I just wasn’t in the right mood when reading this book but I didn’t enjoy it much. It has glowing reviews from others. I thought the cat puns were overdone in the “cat town”. I like cats and have two. But why would any town name all their businesses with cat puns? Quirky Whisker, Lollicat, Sippin’ Siamese, Clawsome Coffee, Purrcolate, or Catty Melt, really? These are just a few examples. There are many more in the book.
The mystery in Pawsitively Secretive was good. I really enjoyed the romantic aspect between Amber and Jack. They felt like they had real chemistry with just Amber’s magic was standing in their way. I think part of the reason I was confused by the large cast of characters was because I didn’t read the previous two books in the series. There is also a substantial spoiler in the beginning of this book for the prior books. Therefore, I would recommend reading the prior books before picking this one up. For this book, as a standalone, I rate it 3 stars (or should that be paws—see the book’s puns are contagious). If you liked the previous books, I would recommend you read this one too.
Thanks to Ringtail Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.