Cat in the Flock (Dreamslippers #1)

Cat in the Flock

Summary:

A sexy murder-mystery with a spiritual edge. 

For most people, dreams are a way to escape reality. But for Cat McCormick, they're a way to get closer to the truth. Cat can 'slip' into other people's dreams.

After graduating college with a degree in criminal justice but little in the way of real-life experience, Cat moves from the Midwest to Seattle to apprentice with her Granny Grace, who shares the ability. Granny uses dreamslipping as a private investigator, and Cat plans to follow in her footsteps.

But forced to take work as a security guard, Cat discovers a mother and daughter on the run. Following the clues, she goes undercover in a Midwestern megachurch, where she finds redemption and goodwill amidst repression, hypocrisy, and murder.  (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)

Please note: I received a free copy of this book courtesy of Sage’s Blog Tours and I voluntarily chose to write a review

Review:

This was a really solid read! I found the concept of dreamslipping unique and interesting in its applications.  It was also refreshing to see the characters discuss the limitations of such a skill rather than having solution to the mystery conveniently come up in a dream.  The book had a lot going on and at times I found it slightly distracting.  There was so much being set up (presumably for future stories) that there were details that were introduced and then never brought up again.  Some of the setup in Seattle seemed a bit random as Cat ended up back in St. Louis.

Despite those observations, the book moved fast, had me laughing at a few points and had some twists at the end I wasn’t expecting.  I think Cat developed as a character and will become a bit stronger in future books in the series.

Warning: Contains sexual content and violence.

Rating: 3 stars!

Who should read it? Mystery fans looking for something with a fun twist.

Want to read the whole series?

  • Framed and Burning (Dreamslippers #2)
  • Bound to the Truth (Dreamslippers #3)