Cat Lady by Dawn O’Porter – review.

Description

CAT LADY


Single, independent, crazy, aloof, on-the-shelf, lives alone . . .

It’s safer for Mia to play the part that people expect. She’s a good wife to her husband Tristan, a doting stepmother, she slips on her suit for work each morning like a new skin.

But beneath the surface, there’s another woman just clawing to get out . . .

When a shocking event shatters the conventional life she’s been so careful to build, Mia is faced with a choice. Does she live for a society that’s all too quick to judge, or does she live for herself?

And if that’s as an independent woman with a cat, then the world better get ready . . .

Fresh, funny and for anyone who’s ever felt astray, CAT LADY will help you belong – because a woman always lands on her feet.

About the author

DAWN O’PORTER lives in Los Angeles with her husband Chris, her two boys Art and Valentine, and her cat Lilu and dog Potato.

Dawn started out in TV production but quickly landed in front of the camera, making numerous documentaries that included immersive investigations of Polygamy, Size Zero, Childbirth, Free Love, Breast Cancer and the movie Dirty Dancing. Further TV work included This Old Thing, a prime-time Channel 4 show celebrating the wonders of vintage clothing.

Dawn’s journalism has appeared in multiple publications and she was the monthly columnist for Glamour magazine. She is now a full-time writer of six books – although she would probably have written sixteen if it weren’t for her addiction to Instagram Stories.

Most recently, Dawn has written the script for Especially for You, a jukebox musical using the infamous Stock Aitken and Waterman back catalogue. The show will open with a national tour in early 2020.

My thoughts

Wowser! I absolutely sped through this book because I couldn’t put it down. It was simply purrfect, hehe.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but at the back of my mind, I expected compelling characters, sprinklings of wit and something deeply thoughtful as I’d read some of Dawn’s previous work. And… drumroll… I got exactly that. I also got a warm heart and a broken heart. This book literally put me through turmoil.

As for Mia, I adored her no nonsense approach and the fact that she knew what she wanted. I also warmed to her vulnerability too. The extended cast of characters including her colleagues, her sister’s family, her support group and her husband, really brought everything to zingy life.

Midway through the book, I almost felt my heart stop. Not saying anything, but when you get there, you’ll know. I welcomed Pigeon’s presence too.

I feel as though I’ve been through it all with this one. What a journey. I’m not likely to forget ‘Cat Lady’ in a hurry.

I loved every minute of this book. It’s super fabulous. Put it on your reading list, now!

Thanks for reading!

Why not check out one of my other reviews? Maybe you’ll find your perfect read.

The Sleepover by Keri Beevis – review. https://griffbuck.wordpress.com/2022/10/24/the-sleepover-by-keri-beevis-review/

Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestselling DI Gina Harte crime series.

http://www.carlakovach.com

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About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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