I felt similarly about this book as I did about book 1 Dogs Don't Lie. I liked the narrator whose portrayal of Pru is perfect. I enjoy the animal co..Show More »mmunication. But again, I am not entirely sure I bought into the mystery and its resolution. Also sometimes Pru makes me cringe. She doesn't always have any sort of plans for her "investigations" beyond just showing up - whether at someone's house or a funeral - and just asking inappropriate questions. I'll rate this on a little lower than book 1 because I thought it should be better than the first but it wasn't. Also, I thought more was going to happen than actually did. Pru kept having these headaches I was sure were leading to some breakthrough in her animal communication, but apparently she just had some headaches. Mini spoiler here starting now** I also had flashbacks to childhood episodes of batman when the killer decides to just leave Pru on the side of the road with bad weather coming in and assume she'll die. Really? That's your plan?**
This is the third book in this series. I have become fond of Pru and her cat. Three stars is really too generous but two seemed a little too harsh. ..Show More » The narrator does a great job with the various characters but it is hard to enjoy some of these characters. Her whiny version of Jane - the parrot's current owner, and the parrot itself, do get tiresome. I stopped this book for a while in the middle because it wasn't holding my interest (I eventually finished). Part of that has to do with the fact that I am not as interested in parrots as in cats or even dogs. If you aren't already a fan of this series, I wouldn't start here. Not a whole lot happens in this one. Pru doesn't even show as much personality as she has in previous installments. I guess this is her softer side. On the one hand, she was less pushy in her investigations and didn't do those things that made me cringe in earlier books like showing up at funerals to ask obnoxious questions. Her cat even accuses her of having become domestic. I'm not sure that's a good thing. I'm not in a hurry to go on to book 4.