First published in 1950 Cat and Mouse was Christianna Brand's eighth novel, and a classic thriller.
Tinka Jones needs to escape her London life and her job as a journalist. She decides to visit Amista, a friend she has been writing to for some time. Amista lives in an isolated house in the Welsh hills and Tinka looks forward to peace and tranquillity. However, when she arrives in Wales she finds the locals have never heard of Amista. Tinka begins to question everything she thought she knew. Who has been writing her letters if Amista doesn't exist, and if she does exist then where is she? Stuck in a desolate house on the rain-swept hills she encounters unsettling and bizarre visitations as she sets out to unearth the mystery that surrounds Amista and the house - with chilling consequences.