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Framed and Burning: Dreamslippers Series Book 2 by Lisa Brunette

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What begins as a much-needed break in Florida for Cat and Granny Grace ends up becoming a mystery that the two private investigators find themselves embroiled in as Granny Grace's brother Mick, becomes the prime suspect in a case of arson and murder.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

After the events that took place in Cat in the Flock, Granny Grace decided that what she and Cat needed was a break from the dreary Seattle weather. Grace is hopeful that a trip to Florida to visit Mick and attend his art show will help to improve Cat's state of mind; however, Cat is unimpressed by the art show's attendees and becomes more withdrawn as the night progresses.

Grace's ruminations about Cat are interrupted when the police show up at the art show and ask for Mick. Mick's studio was burned down and Mick's protege, Donnie, was killed in the blaze that consumed all of the artwork that was stored in the studio. The Miami police believe that the fire was purposely set, and they have one suspect in mind; Mick.

Grace is quick to defend her brother, and insists on launching an investigation to uncover who the perpetrator might be. Unfortunately the list of suspects is long and filled with Mick's ex-lovers, former professors, and jealous peers. In order to narrow down the list, Cat and Grace will need to rely on a combination of legwork, deductive thinking, and dreamslipping to discover the motive behind the arson and Donnie's murder in order to find the perpetrator.

In the first book of Lisa Brunette's Dreamslippers Series, Cat in the Flock, we learned a lot about Cat, and I was thrilled to discover that this second book, Framed and Burning, delves a little deeper into Grace's history. As with Cat in the Flock, I found that I was able to suspend disbelief as I read about Grace and Cat's dreamslipping abilities and quickly became reacquainted with the genuine, flawed, vulnerable, and powerful private investigating duo.

There is another aspect of the book that I love; the cover. Lisa asked her fans to decide which cover they thought would be appropriate for Framed and Burning and share their preference on social media or her website. I voted for the cover that she decided to use, and I am glad that I did!

Lisa Brunette continues to develop vibrant characters in a stunning story that will keep you reading well past your bedtime! If you are looking for realistic female protagonists with a hint of paranormal ability and enjoy contemporary mysteries, you will want to buy a copy of Framed and Burning when it is released; you will not be disappointed.

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