Musician, composer, entertainer. I travel around Australia presenting clinics on drums and percussion. I write music from my home studio. I love film music and salsa music. Love being with Audible and listen constantly to comedy, thrillers etc on my iPhone when I'm setting up my show, packing the van or driving to and from the gigs. It's my friend in my ear!
I was aware of a 'buzz' surrounding this book when it was first released on Audible but thought "why would I buy a book about a guy and a dog? " I recently went browsing for something new and decided to give it a go. I'm glad I did. This book is really great. The first few chapters are especially refreshing and show a wonderful insight by the author when describing what an animal thinks and how it works. The interaction between the human and his new K9 partner, both of which have issues and are recovering from mental and physical trauma, is terrific. Together they solve the crime which initially killed the guys original, human, partner.
This is an unusual but thoroughly entertaining story and I can recommend it to my fellow Audibles. Thumbs up!
Long term book junkie only recently addicted to audio books. Now my iPod and I are inseparable.
Maggie, the ex-marine police dog, transforms "Suspect" from a good police drama into a memorable book.
Anyone who knows dogs will recognize the accuracy of Robert Crais' description of their behavior and the bond that they build.
The passages written from Maggie's point of view were fresh, compelling and thoroughly believable.
The police officer's character is also well drawn and develops through the story as his relationship with Maggie changes the way he sees himself.
If you're a dog lover who enjoys police procedure novels, this is custom made for you.
If you're not a dog lover yet, you may be by the time you get to the end of this book.
Compelling, unusual story.
I don't usually read thrillers. This was recommended to me by a friend and it didn't disappoint.
Bonding between dog and man.
No but I was thoroughly engrossed.
This stroy grabbed my interest from the very beginning. The wonderful insight and experience of feeling the story from different viewpoints delivered a multidimensional wholism.
There was no one character that was my favorite. That speaks well of a book which develops characters so completly that the interplay and story delivers a concert of favorite events that come together and follow through to the finale.
The perfect mix of emotional response -empathy, joy, justice, love, compassion and appreciation for healthy interactions where the transparency of organic failures balance with celebration, forgiveness and accomplishment.
The more we learn the more there is to learn. You really should have spellcheck as part of these review boxes!!!!
This is an excellant book. You care about the two main characters and what happens. It makes you want to hug your dog.
Have listened to probably 300 books, and this one is in the top 10, and darn close to the top.
Absolutely. The book is fairly short, so keeps moving rapidly. I found myself sitting in a variety of parking lots (the dentist, my job, lunch date with a friend, concert parking, my own garage) not wanting to turn the story off. Scott and Maggie are a very compelling pair, that one wants to see be safe and happy...but there are a lot of obstacles in their way, but I was there rooting for them every step of their way.
It's close...both Scott and Maggie are great, but I have to say it was Maggie that had hold of my heart. I lost my great dog a couple of years ago, and Maggie brought back lots of memories of him, and his loyalty to me.
It isn't a book that really made me do either...it was better than that! "Suspect" is suspenseful and interesting. The segments written from Maggie's perspective were terrific, and again, when I would think about the behavior of my dog, made absolute sense. The author must have a great relationship with a dog, to have written it so well.
I hope this pair of characters become a series of books...I haven't had nearly enough of them!
Robert Crais does not fail... A natural story-teller, I have read EVERYTHING written by him and never been disappointed. You won't be either, just left waiting for his next title.
A brave dog who served and was wounded is saved by brave policeman who was wounded in the line of duty. This is the essence of a week-told, consistently interesting tale.
What could have been maudlin hits all the right notes. Don't blame Robert Crais if you find yourself with a German Shepherd puppy after finishing this book.
I liked it. I especially liked the parts about the dog and the man helping each other heal.
There is some language in this book that I would have preferred not to listen to. It wasn't a book I could listen to with children around, either.
Never read any of Robert Crais' books before and only bought this because I've had German shepherds for years. Very pleasantly surprised. well written and keeps you interested even though some plot "twists" are predictable. Oh and yes - his writing on shepherds is spot on.