The Calico Spy is an adorable love story, sandwiched between a page turning mystery, and sealed with Margret Brownley’s signature witty writing style. I have long been a fan of Brownley’s characters and unique plot lines – and The Calico Spy did not fail to hit the mark.
Pinkerton operative Katie Madison’s newest case takes her to Calico, Kansas, where two Harvey House restaurant waitresses were murdered in mysterious circumstances. Calico’s sheriff, Branch Whitman, has never met a Pink he liked and is stunned to learn the pretty redhead’s true identity as she works undercover as a Harvey girl. A tornado hits town, and a past deception puts Branch’s eight-year-old-son in danger. Now the Sheriff has no choice but to work with Katie—or chance losing everything he holds dear.
My thoughts: What I love about the book is the characters. Katie is spunky and unique and she grabs and holds your heart from the first few sentences. You find yourself drawn to all of the characters, even secondary characters, as Katie uncovers the people behind the façade they show. The mystery is well-written and I didn’t know who did it until it was revealed. The message of faith and obedience to His will is nicely woven in the story as well.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest and fair review