The cat hunter is a stunning psychological thriller portraying the innermost depths of human callousness and cruelty. It depicts the diabolical nature of a person who has no conscience, no guilt, and no qualms when it comes to killing people. It all starts with the innocent cats, and the story takes ruthless and murderous turns. The story is set in a fictional place in the U.K. by name Grandstone Bay, and a nearby place named Rosefield. The story starts with Christopher Douglas, aged 17, one of the main characters in the story waking up to the alarm clock early in the morning. His parents have gone on a long vacation. He has a cute pet cat named Crystal. He has a very close childhood friend by name Barbara Beatrice, and they both go to the same college. With each page passing by, it describes the college life of both the characters. The classes they go to, the crushes they have, the friendly fights between them and other frivolities of the late teenage life. It makes readers pondering how thrilling teenage life can be.
Is somebody slaughtering all the cats? Is there a hunter!? Is it Johnnie walker? Alas! You would have to read Kafka on the shore to comprehend why it is Johnnie Walker. He was killing cats to amass cat’s souls to make flutes. But in this book, things are diverse!
It would have been a direct surprise otherwise. Construing through the blurb, it was obvious that this is a psychological thriller indeed.
The cover says it all, it is stimulating and meticulously enchanting and wants you to delve into to understand why would someone hunt and kill cats? So, the USP is already established.
This is a Krishna Ahir’s debut book and to my disbelief- the literature is too stunning for a debut book. Krishna is eloquent (in fact more expressive in some places) and the portrayal of characters is accurate and to the point.
This book has all you need if you are a fan of psychological thrillers. Its hefty at some places and some passages are so blunted that the blade would penetrate through your heart and grate it for some giant to eat.
Even if the language is a bit tougher, this book is a chef-d’oeuvre of how a decent thriller should be written.
The Cat Hunter grasps readers from the start and rarely lets up throughout its 300-plus pages. The breakneck stride almost seems custom-built for TV or film. The Cat Hunter is a pursuit you’ll want to get in on.