What the Cat Saw

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Thorndike Press, 2013 - Fiction - 423 pages
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Ever since the death of her fiancÚ, Nela Farley has found herself plagued by a sixth sense: she understands the thoughts of cats when she looks into their eyes. Nela knows that what she’s experiencing is completely irrational and tries to convince herself that she is simply transferring her own thoughts that she doesn’t want to face. When her adventurous sister, Chloe, goes on a trip and asks for a favor, Nela welcomes the distraction and agrees to substitute at Chloe’s job at a charitable foundation. Chloe has arranged a place for her sister to stay, but when Nela shows up, she encounters the previous tenant’s cat and gets a flash of thought: “. . . dead . . . dead and gone . . . She loved me . . . board rolled on the second step . . .” Nela wants to ignore what the cat saw, but the idea that the death of former tenant Marian Grant wasn’t an accident is something she can’t ignore. As Nela begins to do some research into Marian’s life, strange events begin to occur, all seeming to lead back to the Haklo Foundation. But when a detective becomes suspicious of Nela’s sister and a second murder occurs, Nela realizes she’ll have to make the most of her unwanted ability to figure out what’s really going on, before she meets her own untimely end.

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User Review  - Likeitorlumpit - LibraryThing

I was intrigued by the premise that the heroine in the story could read the mind of cats, but was ultimately disappointed that this story idea was not featured more strongly in the book. What was ... Read full review

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User Review  - bgknighton - LibraryThing

Nice stand alone mystery. Nela is still healing from the death of her fiance and doesn't need the new talent for hearing the thoughts of cats. A little slow, but Nela is a good protagonist, could work as a series. Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Carolyn Hart is the author of Death on Demand and the Henrie O series. Her books have won the Agatha, the Anthony and Macavity awards. She was a founding member and is a former president of Sisters in Crime. Her most recent title is Sugar Plum Dead.

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