I received this audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion.
I enjoyed the narrator through most of this story. She did a great job adding inflection, which I loved. I did listen to it at 1.3x as regular speed upset me for some reason. Not sure how that works, but I found my sweet spot and it no longer bothered me. There were a few instances where the narrator did something that irked me, but, honestly, I couldn’t explain why. It wasn’t enough to turn me off, just mildly annoying. Not sure why. But there it is.
On to the story part. I loved the combination of shifters, assassins, and murder mystery. I had a couple moments when I was confused. At the beginning, it seemed like our main character didn’t like the murdering and later she said it was fun. I may have missed something while listening, so you may not have that problem. The side characters didn’t get as much characterization being as this was a shorter book, and I’m looking forward to their growth in future installments. The murder mystery was solved by the end of this book, but the introduction of the bigger mystery was definitely not. Leaving plenty to explore and murder in the future!
Assassin. Private Investigator. Cat shifter.
Kat is used to killing people, but for a blank cheque, she’s willing to do the opposite and help solve a murder – even though it sounds boring as hell. That is, until she finds some body parts in her fridge, makes friends with the neighbourhood cats and realises there may be an assassin better than her…
Suddenly, things have become purrfectly exciting.
An urban fantasy full of cats, secrets and murders. This is a slow-burn reverse harem where Kat will find her love interests over time. Book one in the Catnip Assassins series.