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Follow the murder : a Faith Cassidy mystery
Dain, Catherine.
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Waterville, Me. : Five Star, 2002.
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221 pages ; 23 cm.
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When a client tells therapist Faith Cassidy she wants to murder her ex-husband, Faith doesn't take her seriously and chooses not to report it. But that night the ex-husband is murdered and three days later Faith's client is arrested.

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Booklist Review

A tighter plot and stronger character development make Dain's second novel featuring actress-turned-therapist Faith Cassidy much more enjoyable than its predecessor, Death of the Party (2000). As the former TV newsmagazine personality works on expanding her therapy client base, she struggles with her own relationship with boyfriend Richard, an artist who's pushing for a commitment. When Craig Thorson, the ex-husband of Faith's client Natalie is killed, the police immediately arrest Natalie. Ignoring Richard's disgust, her best friend Michael's dismay, and Natalie's lawyer's anger, Faith goes full force after the killer. The killer is apparently none too pleased either and leaves threatening messages on Faith's answering machine. As she investigates Natalie's troubled son and Craig Thorson's drinking buddies, Faith realizes that plenty of people had good reason to want Thorson dead--now she must find out who is at the top of that list before he finds her. Faith is a strong and gutsy heroine whose flaws make her even more likable. Dain also perfectly captures the superficiality of L.A., which adds an interesting element to the mix. --Jenny McLarin

Publisher's Weekly Review

Shamus nominee Catherine Dain (Dead Man's Hand) examines the dark side of sunny Southern California in Follow the Murder: A Faith Cassidy Mystery, another breezy entry in her series featuring the cat-loving therapist and former actress. Faith doesn't take her client Natalie Thorson's urge to kill her ex-husband seriously, but when Natalie becomes the chief suspect in the stabbing death of Craig Thorson, Faith could be sued for not having warned the victim of the threat which is all the more reason for the part-time sleuth to find the real killer. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

A client confides in therapist/sleuth Faith Cassidy (Death of the Party) that she wants to kill her husband, then apparently does. Hoping to avoid a lawsuit, Faith attempts to prove her client's innocence. Further murder and increasing personal danger ensue. A powerful second mystery for most collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.