by Vanessa Morgan
My rating: 4 stars
Publication Date: March 1, 2018
Publisher: Vanessa Morgan
Print Length: 275 pages
Available from: Amazon
Clervaux, Luxembourg. This secluded, picturesque town in the middle of Europe is home to more cats than people. For years, tourists have flocked to this place – also known as “cat haven” - to meet the cats and buy cat-related souvenirs.
When Aidan, Jess and their five-year-old daughter, Eleonore, move from America to Clervaux, it seems as if they've arrived in paradise. It soon becomes evident, though, that the inhabitants' adoration of their cats is unhealthy. According to a local legend, each time a cat dies, nine human lives are taken as a punishment. To tourists, these tales are supernatural folklore, created to frighten children on cold winter nights. But for the inhabitants of Clervaux, the danger is horrifyingly real.
Initially, Aidan and Jess regard this as local superstition, but when Jess runs over a cat after a night on the town, people start dying, one by one, and each time it happens, a clowder of cats can be seen roaming the premises.
Are they falling victim to the collective paranoia infecting the entire town? Or is something unspeakably evil waiting for them?
Their move to Europe may just have been the worst decision they ever made.
Clowders by Vanessa Morgan
Are you a cat lover? Welcome to Clervaux where cats are more than a tourist attraction, more than the mysterious creatures with nine lives, they are everything. They can be terrifying, they are everywhere. They can say who lives and who dies and no one can stop them. CLOWDERS by Vanessa Morgan is a dark and deadly look at a town controlled by cats and a mysterious creature that stalked through the night.
It was a huge move, uprooting his family, taking them to a tiny hamlet in Luxembourg, but Aidan had no idea what this move would cost the young veterinarian. The legend states that for every cat killed, nine humans will die. When Jess accidentally runs over a cat, it becomes clear that the legend is more than myth and the cheerful town folk are both prisoners and slaves to the wishes of their feline friends.
Not only will Aidan, Jess and their daughter, Eleonore find themselves trapped in a living nightmare, marital bonds will be tested, lies will be told and resentments will grow.
Cat lovers beware, those purring bundles of fluff may be more mysterious than their reputations could say. They can be a deadly nightmare come to life..perhaps you would like to go change that litter box now, instead of tomorrow?
Start to finish, this dark “tail” will show a cat does not have to be black to bring bad luck! Ms. Morgan has certainly scratched out a special niche in the horror genre with CLOWDERS. Off to hug my dogs...just in case...
I received a complimentary ARC copy from Vanessa Morgan!