When Dulcie Schwartz stumbles across the body of Melinda Sloane Harquist, a visiting scholar whose upcoming book threatens to ruin Dulcie's thesis - and who she threatened to kill, in jest, just days before - it's creepily reminiscent of the nightmares that have been waking her for the past week. And with boyfriend Chris distant and preoccupied, and both the ghost cat Mr Grey and her kitten Esme strangely cryptic in their advice, it's up to Dulcie to prove herself innocent, before it's too late....
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
The cat ghost and supernatural helpers were a enticing premise however they proved just a frustrating distraction and useless. I am not sure what would have helped.
What could Clea Simon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
The idea of ghosts and talking cats helping solve a murder was interesting but, they could be cut out. They didn't help other than giving cryptic dreams or visions that were useless. She could have made it less predictable.
Have you listened to any of Tavia Gilbert’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I always check out any book Tavia performs. She can literally save a mediocre story. Her Jeanine Frost narrations are my favorite, you would think several men and women are performing the story.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?