A life changing journey into a family’s past takes a peter-natural turn. Set against the safari backdrop of Tanzania, ‘Conspiracy of Cats’ by B C Harris follows Jos Ferguson as she leaves her home with her reclusive Aunt in Edinburgh to visit Africa and the white house her Uncle had built before he died. A journey of discovery but perhaps not in the way you’d expect, Jos must face the horrors of her own past as well as uncover the secrets buried abroad in order to secure her future. This book gently reveals itself as a murder mystery, lulling you in to the a theme of self-discovery as Jos steps out of her very small comfort zone to head to Tanzania. There’s lots of detail and imagery added to make the reader feel like they have travelled to Africa with Jos, and the characters we meet along the way are just as vibrant and interesting. The introduction of the supernatural through the Massai traditions and magic was seamless, and the interactions between Peter and Jos were entertaining, humorous in places and put me in mind of the Goldberg/Swayze interactions in ‘Ghost’ at times. ‘Conspiracy of Cats’ builds to a tense, sometimes frantic but satisfying conclusion, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a supernatural mystery to sink their teeth into.