Dead Cat, Run has a unique story line that had me intrigued and turning pages as fast I could!
Disclosure: I received this book to review through iRead Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
You’re where you’re meant to be. Run, if you can.
High school senior Jenny Gallagher’s psychic abilities have made life in her small New England town rocky. Her premonitions and déjà vu have given her a reputation, one she’s not happy with. Tragedy is about to strike, however, and oddly, this time, she doesn’t see it coming. Is her gift betraying her?
Not far from Jenny, Wellesley Professor Maximus Dyer also has a gift—a painful and useless one. His ability to see the past has brought him insight into history, but otherwise, he’s never known what to make of it. The psychic shocks he receives through his unprotected hands have made any genuine human relationships beyond his grasp. Then someone who doesn’t trigger a vision enters his life—a dog?
Sidrah Keeling runs determinedly optimistic throughout her life, trying hard not to ask the big questions about why. Her foresight, her ability to see glimpses of the future in her dreams, often drives her to follow a path she doesn’t understand. Alert and listening, with the guardrails of security she’s erected in place, she’s forced again to follow her dreams. This time to a man. Who is he?
Lurking deep in his sensory deprivation tank, Turner Black sees it all. Born out of the great chaos of time, he once again feels the forces of good gathering to move against him. Not in this life. This time, his darkness will reign supreme. The hunt for his antithesis will begin again now. He can’t wait to feel his opponent in destiny bleed.
A fast-paced contemporary mystery thriller with a supernatural hierarchy, Dead Cat, Run will keep you up all night, glued to your seat.
As book 1 in the series, I cannot fault it for being a little slow in the start. There was background information that was definitely needed for the latter part of the book.
While I did find the start to be slow, it was interesting enough to keep me engaged and wanting to learn more, and figure out where the story was headed. (I don’t typically read what the book is about prior to starting it so I really had no idea what to expect or where the story would lead, if anywhere.) But lead it did.
The back half (end half?) of Dead Cat, Run brought the excitement, the thrill, the chase. It was the part of the story that I look forward too most and it definitely did not disappoint.
There were interesting characters in the entire book, but more were involved. There was definitely mystery and thrill. It was edge of my seat worry.
Dead Cat, Run has 60 chapters, but the chapters are kept short, sweet, and on point. Sixty chapters seriously felt like nothing while reading this book.
The entire story had me intrigued and turning pages long after I should have been in bed! I certainly look forward to reading book two!
About the Author
Annabelle Lewis is a pseudonym for the author who lives in Minneapolis with her husband, children, and a wild thug of a dog who sleeps beside her. A multi-genre writer and publisher of 9 novels to date, her humorous mystery caper books have a theme – taking down the bad guy. Villains beware! She also writes a scathing blog and highly entertaining monthly newsletter. Sign up to follow at her website.