Bird of Prey

Bird of PreyBird of Prey by Steven Ryan
Published by Bird of Prey Publishing on January 1st 2017
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0995615004
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In a seaside town, a large seagull has developed a love for killing cats. He studies them, watches them and finds clever ways to kill them. At first the people in the town aren’t too concerned but when too many cats go missing, people begin to get concerned and an investigation ensues led by PCs Franklin and Wilkins who believe the culprit must be human. A teenager with his own personal issues is a suspect especially when he is seen carrying a dead cat. But Joseph, an intelligent cat, has figured out who really is to blame, and he plans on bringing the giant seagull down.

So that is the gist of this book. If you are a cat lover or don’t like violence against animals, this may not be the book for you. This book is short and appears to be the first in a series. This is not a long book; however, I think I would have enjoyed it more as a short story focusing only on the perspective of the animals involved. I feel the strength in this book is in the animal’s perspectives. What the seagull thinks as it is planning and carrying out its attacks. What Joseph thinks as he is figuring out what is causing the cat population to diminish. I didn’t care as much about the investigation into the cat killings.

I received a copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.