Kate’s Informant by Sarah Holman (Review)

I don’t read many mystery novels, but I’m addicted to this series, so here’s a review for the latest one! There were some unexpected feels but otherwise I loved most of it!

Title: Kate’s Informant

Author: Sarah Holman

Series: Kate’s Case Files, #6 (Read my reviews for book 1, book 2, and book 3)

Thriller / Contemporary / Mystery / Christian Fiction • NA • 2022 • 160 pages (Kindle)

Read June 4, 2022 • 4 stars • Favorite characters: Patrick and Thomas • Source: Amazon

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The first three-quarters of this book I absolutely ADORED! I think it was the funnest Kate’s Case Files book yet. The bantering dialogue was delightful and spot-on, which is always my FAVORITE about these books, along with the fun team of characters! I love all of them, and the character interactions are the best—and like I said, I think all of that was the best so far in this one!

So yes, I really, really enjoyed most of the book! It made me SO happy to be back in this series, which I like to think of as a crime show, just clean and in book series format; what’s not to love? The mysteries and characters and dialogue are the best and keep me flipping the pages in each book, especially this one!

I highlighted so many hilarious moments in my Kindle copy. XD SO. MANY! This cast is just gold! XD I stayed up late to finish reading it, and I had only meant to read the first few chapters that night, but I couldn’t stop and next thing I knew, the book was over!

I…will say that I was super upset about something that happened near the end. I literally spent the last quarter of the book in denial and it was only in the last few pages I realized it was real and I could hardly read I was crying so hard. It hit especially hard due to some stuff in my life this last year and the aftermath of the book was that I was so sad I couldn’t sleep and just listened to music in the dark for hours instead. So yeah, not gonna lie, it was devastating. I was shocked.

So, personally, I knocked a star off for that—even though the rest of the book was probably my favorite so far (so many good character moments!)—but that’s not to say others won’t enjoy the book! Because, yeah, it may just be a me-thing. I personally read for enjoyment, not for feels, and the first three-quarters of the book was definitely enjoyable! ^_^ But the last quarter just hit me so hard (and I haven’t been able to read new books since, except for work, so I’ve been re-reading comfort reads so I know what’s going to happen, haha). It made me feel deeply, because it got me SO invested in these characters. Which is clearly a testament to the author’s skills.

I definitely had to wait a few months to recover from these feelings (which I have mostly done) before I could write a fair review. XD Because…yes, in fairness, I LOVED the rest of the book, and I actually super suspect good things will come out of this tragic happenstance, so I’m definitely looking forward to future books in the series! I think they’re going to be amazing and I can’t wait to come back to hang out with (most of… *sobs*) these characters again. ^_^

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6 thoughts on “Kate’s Informant by Sarah Holman (Review)

  1. I’ve read a few books this year that unexpectedly knocked the stuffing out of me also for personal life relating reasons. Thankfully they’ve been good stuffing-knockers – very cleansing, helped process trauma – but yeah, those stuffing-knocker books.

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  2. Oh, Deborah, I’m so sorry you had that experience! I’ve had similar things happen, and sometimes it’s put me off a whole author’s catalog. I certainly don’t mind emotional moments – especially well done ones that help make the most of the story’s arc – but sometimes we just aren’t ready for it in our frail little human selves! Gah! I’m glad to hear it didn’t ruin the series for you, though! Not that it makes dealing with the actual moment easier, but at least there’s a bright spot after it all!

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  3. I really need to read these! The one genre that entices me out of my usual diet of spec-fic is mystery! Mysteries always pull me in, and these sound so fun! Except OOF. I am so sorry this one caused so much emotion. D: That’s such a tough thing. I hope the future books will lead to healing, for the characters AND the readers.

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    • Ooh, yes! Mysteries are definitely fun and I enjoy these. ^_^ Glad I’m not the only one who dips into those as a side from spec-fic! And thanks! I think they will, and I hope so too — what a lovely way to put it! ❤

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