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Kat & Maus

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Money can buy a lot of things but love isn't one of them. Kat & Maus by Brad Chisholm

Mark Bell is a great lawyer. He's been in Super Lawyer magazine, he has Attorney of the Month awards, as well as awards for his work as a trial lawyer and Defense Criminal Lawyer of the year awards. He even manages to turn a defendant in a case involving a rape charge into Calvin Klein's next top model. Mark, while being handsome and charming is also somewhat arrogant and has eyes that shine like gold coins, and large white teeth the size of Chicklets (a type of gum). While he may be an excellent attorney, he's not such a good husband.


Kat Connor is Mark's long suffering second wife. She's 5 feet 10 inches tall (two inches taller than Mark), has blonde hair, and almond shaped blue-green eyes. Prior to her marriage to Mark, she posed as Miss November for Playboy. Yet, this lovely beauty is a paragon of virtue that brings her husband lunch everyday and takes very good care of their five-year-old son, named Quinn.


Everything comes to a head when Mark and Kat celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. Kat didn't give Mark a gift and clearly doesn't like the one that she was given. To top it all off, Mark reads some private journals of Kat's that show a sexuality that she hasn't shared with him. He then concocts a scheme, a "Maus" trap if you will to catch Kat cheating. Enter one Finn Maus. He's the cheese that Mark uses to bait his adulterous trap.


I appreciated the author's character development as well as the colorful way the scenes are setup and depicted throughout the story. For example, Chisholm has Mark waiting outside a restaurant for Kat. He pops an orange tic tac, while he stands there in his midnight blue suit, and tapping his polished black shoe. Or when he mentions Kat's gold crucifix. I felt more drawn into the story by reading these visual descriptions.


I give Kat & Maus by Brad Chisholm 3 out of 5 stars. I felt like I was able to see the characters more clearly through their whimsical descriptions. This book would make a good movie or even a play.


So, while Kat's husband is away will the "Maus" be allowed to play?


Brad Chisholm is a multiple award winning author. This is his second novel with Claire Kim. He also has a new YA book titled Dash & Laila.

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About the author

Multiple award winning author Brad Chisholm is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design where he studied fine art. Kat & Maus is the second novel by Brad Chisholm and Claire Kim. The first was K-Town Confidential (Legal thriller). Brad's new book, Dash & Laila, is a YA action adventure. view profile

Published on October 21, 2020

Published by Black Rose Writing

50000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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