Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Take the Monkey and Run (Call of the Wilde #4)

With my love for animals and all things mystic, and the fact I read between ten to twenty books a month it is a real mystery how I missed the Call of the Wilde series for so long! Take the Monkey and Run (Call of the Wilde #4) was as much fun as the cover indicates.

From the back of the book:

Grace Wilde must use her psychic abilities to track down a pesky primate in the latest Call of the Wilde Mystery.

Grace Wilde is excited to head to New Orleans for her first “real” case as an animal telepath. She intends to help a woman find her missing sister, but when she attempts to communicate with her client’s cat, Coco, Grace gets distracted by the presence of a much wilder animal.

Coco confirms that a mysterious monkey has been swinging around the Big Easy. Grace thinks she might be able to help corral the cheeky Capuchin in addition to solving her case. But things get complicated when she receives a cryptic warning that her client isn’t what she seems. Now it’s up to Grace to separate the truth from the monkey business.

My thoughts:

This was my first time reading this series and I wanted to mention that if you want you can easily dive in right here at part four. Even though there are a lot of characters, I assume with wonderful pasts, I didn't have a problem gathering who was who and what to whom. Speaking of characters, wow, just wow, to have so many and for each of them to be so rich and colorful was a lot of fun. I was totally in love with them all, even those who I can safely assume were new to the story line. In facet I think Bethany was my favorite, I hope we see more her fabulous self! 

Theme wise this was just too much fun and totally original. The setting was one my favorites. I've been and could smell the atmosphere, feel the excitement of the time of year and the slight chill in the air. I liked that the mystery wasn't set up as the traditional trips on a dead body but had a few layers, and in fact started as a missing person, with a dash of monkey on the loose. I did solve it pretty early on, but the level of fun doing so had me flipping pages to make this a fast read. There is everything to love here, every little thing. 

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