I thought the premise of this book seemed mad, so I bought it and couldn’t put it down. It was a bit slow to get started but picked up quickly around half way after setting up the twin endings (human and animal) Ultimately sad while highlighting family neglect, illness and tragedy there was enough action and ironic humour to keep me entertained, making me cry for various reasons. I can’t wait for the follow up. -Amazon Review
‘Heart-breaking, grotesque and funny!’
Justice? Don’t make me laugh! Life’s not fair. So build a bridge and get over it!
A seagull in a seaside town embarks on a killing spree, destroying the local cat population. Naturally, the cats don’t feel good about it and seek revenge after a brilliant Abyssinian called Joseph stumbles upon the truth and sets out to restore natural law: cats; predators, birds; victims.
Although media and public pressure to catch the cat killer build, a recession and the uncertainty of Brexit means the underfunded public servants aren’t too interested in cat deaths.
But everyone must make sacrifices.
Well, not everyone.
Constables Franklin and Wilkin find evidence via social media leading them to a suspect. Unfortunately, their deductive reasoning is slightly off, resulting in a hapless teenager taking the fall, adding to the boy’s struggle with growing pains and other more serious problems.
Mrs Crick feels nature’s cruelty as the bird and his family reside on her roof. Although she loves wildlife, especially the sparrows that play in her garden, nature shocks and scares her sometimes. However, she’s suffered worse things in her long life.
Nature is cruel, but the bloated British civil service is crueller, corrupt and stupid.
Most species try to protect their families, but life is hard, and DNA adapts slowly to cope with environmental changes. While most evolve to improve, some (humans) seem to get worse.
A dark social satire (depending on your point of view) that tells a tale of nature, family and politics.