Englischsprachige Literatur

Slovo Gillian


Virago, London 1995


A cat-lover can´t resist a thriller with this title, and so the story of Kate, a mentally a little unbalanced young woman, unfolds. We find out, why that is so: She lost her lover Sam in a car crash 5 years ago, fled England to forget, and now has come back for some legal reason after working as a war correspondent in remote corners of our violent world.

You can hardly believe that she had been able to do her dangerous job properly, as she is acting without any prudence or deliberation, when confronted with threats and acts of violence. So she is cornered again and again by threatening thugs and - worst of all - the murder of the cat she has been looking after for a friend. Of course, it all has to do with the not so accidental car accident of her beloved Sam.