ABOUT THE BOOK -
The dead don’t keep pets. So when animal behaviorist expert Pru Marlowe gets a call about a kitten, she doesn’t expect to find the cuddly creature playing beside the cooling body of prominent Beauville lawyer David Canaday. Heart attack? His three adult daughters angrily blame drug interactions, feline allergies—and each other. And begin to feud over their father, his considerable estate, and that cute ball of fluff. While the cause of death is pending, each sister has an axe to grind—with arguments that escalate when David’s partner reads out the will.
Pru’s special sensitivity to animals, which caused her to flee the cacophony of Manhattan for the quiet Berkshires, adds further problems. The local vet is overwhelmed as the animal hospital’s money runs out. There’s a needy Sheltie and some invasive squirrels, too. But the dead man’s kitten, his former partner, and his troublesome family keep drawing “wild-girl animal psychic Pru back in. Despite the wry observations of her trusty tabby Wallis, now the wrongfully accused kitten’s guardian, and the grudging compliance of her cop lover, this may be one time when Pru can’t solve the mystery or save the kitten she wants to believe is innocent. A single witness knows the truth about that bright spring morning. How far can Pru investigate without risking her own hidden tale?
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MY THOUGHTS -
This was very cute in parts but also a little slow in spots. It ended up being an OK read for me.
There is definitely a learning curve to this book. I do admit this is my first one by this author so I was not prepared for all the animals talking (or at least in Pru's mind they do, I guess, no one else hears them). So that part of the book I loved! But it took me a while to "get it" LOL. And I had a hard time figuring out who was talking - human or animal. Most of the animals have human names, so...
It was also a little confusing to me what was going on at times, but again I attribute this to being a newbie to her books. I think if I had known Pru's character better I would have understood more. I did love Pru BTW! She was funny, quirky, and sweet at times, but serious as well.
But, my favorite characters? - the animals, of course! That made this book so much fun to read.
And, the cover? AWWWWWWWW (I am a huge cat fan, myself).
Thank you Partner's in Crime for sending me this e-book for my honest review!
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