When Psycho Cat alerts Beth to her step-niece Adrianna's disappearance, the klutzy landlady careens into action. She and her no-nonsense sister question Adrianna's associates. They discover that the police suspect the young woman of embezzling a huge sum of money from the Kansas City construction company where she works.
Believing Adrianna has been framed, Beth finds clues which lead her to the US Virgin Islands. After a series of bizarre detours, she finds her niece at a spectacular island hideaway.
Once home, the niece is not cleared of the theft charge. Instead, someone murders the company bookkeeper, and Adrianna is the primary suspect. Beth must try to prove her step-niece innocent by unraveling connections among unknown construction company villains in Kansas City and in the Virgin Islands. Shadowy characters follow and intimidate Beth and her family at every turn. Someone else could end up dead.
It's one thing for Beth to skirt danger on her own, but when her loved ones are threatened - Beth and Psycho Cat will fight to the end.
©2014 Joyce Ann Brown (P)2016 Joyce Ann Brown
I've read Lillian Braun's "cat" books and enjoyed them. I put Ms. Brown's CATastrophic Connections right up there with Lillian's. The cat gets them started on a quest that ends up involving embezzlement and murder. And he helps along the way. The action moves from Kansas City to the Virgin Islands. And the protagonist, Beth, is an enjoyable character, working hard to save her niece Adrianna (the one accused of the crimes). Good story.
The narrator did a good job. I had just one complaint. Somehow, the quotes at the beginning of each chapter (which I liked) could have been handled better in the audio. I'm not sure what I would suggest, but they needed to be "set off" somehow, to let the listener know that this was not part of the story, but a quote that somehow commented on this book. Okay, I'm being a little picky. Otherwise, the narrator did a good job.
Good easy read, flows smoothly. I'll recommend it.
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