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Cat Lady

UK Publisher: On Submission

A quirky, wry and heart-warming novel from bestselling
author Paula Daly.

Audrey is an unsociable cat; prickly and estranged from her family but her ordered life is disturbed when she receives an unexpected visit from her sister. Their elderly mother, Blanca, is to be euthanised in three weeks’ time unless they take steps to stop it.

Audrey and her siblings must pull together, helping Blanca to prove that she is not as ill as she seems, while also repairing their broken relationships along the way. All is going to plan, until Audrey realises that Blanca’s owner, Iona, has nothing in her life at all except for her cat.

Iona is warm and outspoken but finds relationships difficult, and she throws herself into her job at the Leisure Centre and into caring for her cat. Loving a person is too scary for Iona.

Audrey is faced with saving Iona from becoming the ultimate Cat Lady, rather than saving her mother. Iona is faced with opening her eyes to the opportunities around her and letting love in. Will Audrey and Iona succeed in their challenges?

For fans of Gail Honeyman, Hiro Arikawa and Matt Haig.


Praise for Paula Daly:

“A big-hearted, empathetic novel about ordinary lives and the tremors that can rock them” ― The Guardian on The Mistake I Made

“She writes with a singular voice and a passion that roars off the page” ― Daily Mail on Just What Kind of Mother Are You?

“Superbly character-driven, with a sharp plot and a terrific sting in the tale.” ― Sunday Mirror on Clear My Name

Paula Daly is the critically acclaimed author of six highly successful crime/ commercial fiction novels. Her work has been sold...