Who knew watching a neighbor’s cat could get you into such trouble? Maite is about to turn 30 and her life is really going nowhere. She has a dead end career she doesn’t enjoy with coworkers she hates, a love life that exists of mainly reading romantic comics and a habit of swiping things from the neighbors whose pets she watches. When her neighbor Leonora asks her last minute to watch her cat, she finds herself embroiled in political nightmare. In her hunt to get Leonora to pay her for petsitting she crosses paths with some real baddies on two sides of a polticial fight trying to control Mexico.
Ok, I knew going into this one that it would be quite different than the other SMG books that I’ve read. But, I was expecting more of a pacey, missing woman story and this is really more of a political historical fiction book. Don’t get me wrong, I learned a lot about this era of Mexican history but I just found myself a little bored at times.
I think this one is a case of it’s not you, it’s me. That can happen when you try something a little out of your comfort zone following an author who is spreading their wings. In no way would this one keep me from reading SMG’s next book.
What’s the last book you tried outside of your comfort zone and did it go well for you?