I didn't actually finish this; got almost halfway through and just lost interest. It's not that I dislike talking intelligent cats. I've read and enjoyed several books that feature them. And my furry lord and master is very intelligent and quite articulate. But Murphy spent most of the first half of book making her cat characters into people, not only talking and reasoning, but discussing philosophy, exhibiting human emotions, and pretty much losing most of their cat characteristics. I found myself losing interest in them.