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Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite
In The Watcher in the Night by Mike Maroney, a triple murder turns out to be even worse than it is first thought when there is more going on behind the scenes. An inquisitor for the Watch Cats, when Tobias investigates the brutal murder of three kittens he finds a deeper, more sinister conspiracy. The big city is a dangerous place, even when governed by an ancient code, but Tobias is willing to take on any threat to do what is right. The city is being torn apart for both humans and cats, and Tobias doesn’t know who he can trust, but he won’t give up.
I have to say I was really excited to read this book. As a cat lover, anything from a cat’s perspective makes me smile. I was not disappointed in this book at all! Mike Maroney is clearly a cat lover and a gifted writer who knows how to create a world and a murder/crime story with fantastic realness to it. Tobias reminds me of what I sometimes think one of my fur babies Misha is like. He loves to try to figure out any mystery going on in the house at large. The fact that murder is not the biggest threat in this story is also something I enjoyed. The idea that there are forces much bigger than what we normally think about causing threats to us is something I have often imagined. Cats are so much more in tune with things than we are. I don’t want to give too many details of this fantastic read away. Believe me, you have to read The Watcher in the Night. It is one of those rare 'must-read from cover to cover in one sitting' type of books.