Thursday, January 24, 2013

What the Cat Saw by Carolyn Hart (Berkley)

Carolyn Hart is at the top of my list of all time favorite authors. I know when I pick up one of her books I will not be disappointed.  What the Cat Saw is quite different from Hart’s  Death on Demand series, but possesses the elements that make her books so readable.

What the Cat Saw is set in Carolyn Hart’s beloved Oklahoma. This affection is reflected with Sooner trivia sprinkled throughout the book and is a fun aspect for those readers familiar with the great state of Oklahoma. The story begins when Nela  Farley answers her flaky sister Chloe’s call, asking her to substitute as a receptionist for her at the prestigious Haklo Foundation. Nela hopes leaving Los Angeles  will help her heal from the grief caused by the death of her fianc√©. Adding to her unhappiness is the loss of her job as a reporter at a small daily California newspaper.

Chloe arranged for Nela to stay at the apartment of the late Marion Grant (who was head of the Haklo foundation), to care for Marion’s cat Jugs. Shortly after her arrival in Oklahoma, Nela has a feeling all is not as it appeared in Marion's sudden death. Is Nela’s reporter intuition kicking in or does she have a sixth sense regarding this death? Is there a psychic connection between Nela and the cats?

—Karen Kiley


Kimberlee said...

I enjoyed reading this one last year. This was my first Carolyn Hart book and I cannot wait to read her others. Great post!!


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Kimberlee. You must read the Death on Demand series. Annie and Max are just Darling (pun intended). I love the Henry O series also. Each book is set in a different locale. You really feel you are traveling to her exciting settings. If you have just discovered Carolyn Hart you are in for a treat.