When The Cat's Away

When The Cat's Away by Gilbert Morris
Gilbert Morris
Harvest House Publis
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Jake Novak doesn't like cats, but the co-heir of the beach house where he lives, Mary Katherine "Kate" Forrest, has two, Jacques and Cleo. Jacques is a special cat and has helped solve two mysteries. When White Sands, Alabama, their hometown, is chosen for the location of an international cat show, their owner, Kate, enters the beautiful Cleo in the show. Then when a couple of the favorite contenders disappear, one of them being Cleo, Jake is hired to find out who is catnapping them. Later when a murder takes place, things get serious and Jacques knows he needs to investigate on his own so the case can get solved.

When the Cat's Away is the third book in the Jacques & Cleo, Cat Detectives series by Gilbert Morris. I didn't think this book had very much action even though it was a mystery, so it was somewhat boring. I also found that since this is the third book in the series, and I was already familiar with the characters and their development that the continued repetition of details drove me crazy. The book was really more for adults but older teens might also enjoy it. I didn't like the character of Jake very much because he acted like a jerk a lot of the time, but once in awhile he would do something nice for someone. Of the three books in this series, I think this one is my favorite because Ocie finally accepted Christ and Rhiannon met a new friend.

Reviewer Age:14

Reviewer City, State and Country: Upper Strasburg, PA United States


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