Man Who Understood Cats
being much of a cat fancier myself, I was somewhat reluctant to
review a book with the word "cat" in the title. However,
when a story has a good plot, great characters, and is well written,
it doesn't really matter what species of animals are in it. I must
admit that it helped to discover that the cat did not solve the
Finley, one of Dr. Jack Caleb's psychiatric patients, is found dead,
and appears to have committed suicide. Dr. Jack rejects that theory
on the basis of his relationship with the deceased. In his opinion,
the victim had no suicidal tendencies.
detective John Thinnes shares that view, based on a cop's natural
tendency toward skepticism and his assessment of the crime scene.
two men follow distinctly different, though cleverly interwoven
paths to prove that the death was actually a homicide.
much of this novel, Detective Thinnes regards Dr. Jack Caleb as
a suspect, gleaning what information he can while tiptoeing around
the sin of sharing police information with a civilian.
they become a team, combining a policeman's knack for defining detail
with a psychiatrist's insight into the human psyche.
plot is just diverse enough to keep you interested, but not so complex
that it confuses you. The balance works well to provide an extremely
enjoyable read. You'll get through this book in a hurry, simply
because it's a pleasure to bury yourself in a story well told.
headquartered Michael Dymmoch has definitely increased her fan following.
Consider me hooked. Her lyrical prose, picturesque descriptions,
and gritty dialog blend beautifully as they carry the reader on
an easy-to-follow adventure. This one's a winner.