Following a mother and daughter on the run, apprentice dreamslipper Cat McCormick goes undercover inside a Midwestern fundamentalist church. Is its enigmatic leader guilty of domestic violence? Did his right-hand man really commit suicide? Cat must tame her wild psychic gift in time to learn the truth…
Left behind in Seattle are Cat’s mentor—her flamboyantly New Age grandmother Amazing Grace—as well as Lee Stone, the childhood sweetheart she’d only just reconnected with. Will the two be able to help her from afar? And why is Cat slipping into Lee’s dreams across thousands of miles? Maybe the Ranger’s Iraq-issued PTSD, not to mention their fiery romantic connection, has the power to close the distance.
“A fascinating tale of mystery, romance, and what one woman’s dreams are made of.”
—MARY DAHEIM, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BED-AND-BREAKFAST SERIES
No. 1 Amazon Bestseller
Consistently in the top ranking for PI and Paranormal on Amazon US.
"A mystery with an unusual twist and quirky settings; an enjoyable surprise for fans of the genre." - Kirkus Reviews, read the full review here.
"Brunette's portrayals of Cat and Granny Grace are nothing short of genius." - On My Kindle, read the full review here.
"Clearly author Lisa Brunette has a genuine flair for deftly crafting a superbly entertaining mystery/suspense thriller. Cat in the Flock is a terrific read..." - Helen Dumont, Midwest Book Review
"A fascinating plot populated with interesting and engaging characters." - The Wishing Shelf Awards
"A mix between the nail-biting, hardboiled mystery realm and the character-driven cozy mystery... Cat in the Flock is a unique and ambitious read..." - Frances Carden, reviewer for Readers Lane, read the full review here.
"Filled with twists and turns, humor, a little romance, and suspense, this refreshing take on the world of private investigating will appeal to readers of many different genres." - Janna Shay, inD'tale, read the full review here.
"A fascinating tale of mystery, romance, and what one woman's dreams are made of. Brunette will keep you awake far into the night." - Mary Daheim, bestselling author of the Bed-and- Breakfast and Emma Lord/Alpine Mysteries
"Gripping, sexy and profound, Cat in the Flock is an excellent first novel. Lisa Brunette is an author to enjoy now and watch for the future." - Jon Talton, author of the David Mapstone Mysteries, the Cincinnati Casebooks and the thriller Deadline Man
"Cat in the Flock, a stay-up-all-night-reading debut novel, sets the tone for an exciting Cat McCormick series by Lisa Brunette. - Corrina Wycoff, author of O Street
"Lisa Brunette's Cat in the Flock is the satisfying launch to a new detective series featuring Cathedral Grace McCormick, your average Jill with a twist--she slips into other people's dreams. Putting these psychically received clues together with her daytime gumshoe misadventures makes for a clever and entertaining murder mystery. A little Sue Grafton and a dose of Janet Evanovich, mixed with the issues of closeted, born-again Christians, Iraq War veterans with PTSD, and rival love interests for 'Cat' Cathedral, is just the right recipe for a promising new series." - Rev. Eric O'del, Amazing Grace Spiritual Center
"Through some fantastic storytelling, we are plunged into this world of dreams and curiosity." - Book Fidelity
"As a Christian, I was a bit concerned about the part of the plot dealing with a very conservative church. I think Brunette did a fine job portraying the culture of a church when the leadership has gone wrong." - Book Reviews from an Avid Reader
"Lisa Brunette takes us deep inside the world of dreams." - Just Reviews
"The women take the roles of strength and power in this series. Accept it." - Laura's Interests
"The book moved fast, had me laughing at a few points and had some twists at the end I wasn’t expecting." - Reading to Distraction
"CAT IN THE FLOCK provides a fascinating look at spirituality and religion along with the power of relationships, both positive and negative. The inclusion of the dreamworld showcases the emotions and drama of those involved in this intricately plotted mystery. This first book in the Dreamslippers Series is a satisfying read, especially if you're looking for something a little different." - Cozy Up With Kathy
"Each chapter begins with a dream that Cat has slipped into. How are all of these seemingly disparate dreams related? It's interesting to see how the author weaves all of the threads together. The characters are interesting and likable, with full backstories. There are plenty of religious references, but it never feels as if the author is preaching or imposing her religious beliefs on the reader. There's even some romance for Cat - and Grandma Grace! A very satisfying read." - Books Direct
"It is a terrific story, very entertaining. The dream slipping was well handled and just right. When writing any paranormal experience, making it fascinating and at the same time, realistic, takes a special talent. It’s a solid mystery with a little romance thrown in besides. Conflict, pain, acceptance, and trust are a part of the story, occasionally sad, but always intriguing." - Mystery Suspense Reviews
"The author deals with sensitive subjects - scandal in a church setting, possible child abuse, gay issues – with a mature and kind view. There were some twists that added to the mystery and carried the book to the end. I think this is a good first book to introduce Cat and Granny Grace and her friends. I recommend this to readers who enjoy mystery with a touch of supernatural ability." - Martha's Bookshelf
"If you've ever had a dream so real as to be uncanny, or a sense of deja vu, you will enjoy Cat's dream scenes as well as Cat's relationship with her psychic mentor, Granny Grace. Cat's dreams are also the vivid flashpoints that drive the plot though to its thrilling conclusion. - David Ramirez II
"The contrast of the mystic and unconventional Seattle life she finds with her mentor, Granny Grace, and traditional religions founded in her Catholic upbringing and the fundamentalist church she infiltrates add a fascinating undertone to the mystery story." - Beth Poole
"I am looking forward to a long relationship with Cat McCormick." - pwieder2
"The main character, Cat, is as strong as a heroine as can be: a tough, occasionally sarcastic young woman who has amazing self-confidence and a sense of herself but still is trying to figure out exactly who she wants to be." - Adam R. Dray
"...I loved, loved, loved Cat in the Flock ..." - Deirdre Fagan, Asst Prof of English, Ferris University
"This might possible be a 'great book'" - Sharon E. Leighton, Canada