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Review of When The Cat Cries

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[Following is an official review of "When The Cat Cries" by G. Anthony Smith.]
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3 out of 5 stars
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Have you ever hated something so much that you became determined to eradicate every trace of its existence? A similar case happens in this book. When The Cat Cries is a fictional novel of 242 pages and 79 chapters by G. Anthony Smith. The book follows a series of murders by a man.

Treynor stepped out after making himself high with drugs. On his way, he encountered a cat that caused an accident and left him with an injury. It makes Treynor develop a deep hatred for cats and prompts him to set out on a mission. Treynor begins to hunt down the cat owners in every home that has a cat. How dangerous is this mission? Will Treynor get away with his acts? With investigators hot on his trail, how successful will Treynor be in this mission? Read this book to find out.

The book had a plot that concentrated on crime and investigation, and the author arranged it chronologically. It made the book easy to read. The author structured the book in chronological order, but it still included flashbacks in some parts that were relevant to the story. The characterization was also unique. I enjoyed the usual sarcastic exchange of words between detectives J. K. and Smith. It was funny but beautiful to watch their bonding. Treynor nailed the role of a serial killer who effortlessly leaves no traces behind and never gets caught.

There were many things I learned from this book. This book will educate readers on guns and their different types, the police department and investigation process, and how various departments handle cases. I also learned the motorcycle rules in California. I was surprised at the law that requires riders to wear an ear plug if they don’t have a helmet. I thought it would be the opposite. It was insightful. Even though it was not to the extent I expected, the book contains suspense. I was always eager to know how Treynor performed the next murder and if the investigation team found any clue about the killer.

However, there are some things I did not like about this book. It included too many details, most of which were unnecessary given the genre of the book. At a point, I began to feel that the book was dedicated solely to Max’s weekend activities. They are unnecessary to the flow of the storyline. I must warn readers about the unique conversation style used by the author. It is the opposite of the traditional style of writing prose books. It was unique but new and confusing. The book also contains a good number of errors. It requires a re-edit. For these reasons, I rate this book three out of five stars.

I recommend this book to lovers of fictional novels, especially crime and investigation genre lovers. However, I must warn you that the book contains a high level of profanity.

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Post by Dominic2023 »

Missions instigated out of experience of pain at times can seem dumb. Without experiencing pain, would Treynor had begun this mission in the first place? I don't think so. This seems like an interesting story.
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Post by Park Cherri »

Wow! Missions born out of revenge or hatred are always dangerous because one’s emotions are clouded. You didn’t state if he’s after the cat owners or the cat themselves. Nice review!
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Post by Jayonline93 »

Should we say Trenor is on a weird journey because I don't think I wi do the same if I am in his shoes. Your review is well-written. Well done.
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Post by Chinemezu Okafor »

I love the fact that this is a short and interesting read. I would make out time to read this book.
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Post by Trust2023 »

It's really funny of Treynor. He seems to be filled with hate. I would love to read about his gullible mission and how he ended. Thanks for this interesting review.
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