Kathy Krevat, author of the Gourmet Cat Mystery series, is also familiar to mystery readers as Kathy Aarons, author of the Chocolate Covered mystery series. Both series feature strong women who run their own businesses while they track down murderers in their spare time. In The Trouble with Truth, gourmet cat food entrepreneur and amateur sleuth Colbie Summers protects a troubled teen accused of murder. Kathy has been a tireless advocate for arts education for youth, and serves on the boards of the local chapter of Sisters in Crime, and Left Coast Crime 2020.
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Things are looking up for single mom Colbie Summers. After relocating back to her California hometown with her adolescent son and taste-testing feline, Trouble, shes ready to take her gourmet cat food company to the next level. Until helping a teenager gets Colbie mixed up in a fresh case of murder
Trying to balance her hectic family life with her growing businessincluding a coveted contract with the local organic food storeleaves Colbie scrambling to keep all her balls in the air. But when a Sunnyside resident is found dead in his garage, she takes on a new role: harboring a suspected killer.
The eighteen-year-old murder suspect, a former foster kid and Colbies part-time chef, had a powerful motive to snuff out the high-profile businessman. The real question is, who didnt? Sifting through the victims sordid history unearths a cats cradle of crimes, including money laundering and abuse. Now, to clear an innocent girls name, Colbie must sniff out the truth before a killer who smells trouble goes on the attack again.
Colbie Summers has moved back in with her father, a place she left with no intention of ever returning. When her father grows ill, Colbie knows she has no choice but to pack up her 12-year-old son, their cat, Trouble, and her gourmet cat food business and go back to the tiny town of Sunnyside, CA.
While Colbie expected that things might be complicated, she certainly never expected the complications to lead to murder. When police suspect her of murdering one of the other women in the Sunnyside Power Moms trade show, Colbie realizes that in order to save her name, her business, and her son, she needs to find out who the real killer is and that might include getting into a little trouble!