I wasn't sure if the dog aspect of this story would make it too touchy-feely, but I really enjoyed it, as well as the narrator's reading of the few chapters that were from the dog Maggie's point of view. The story and narration hooked me from the start and I was really feeling sorry for the main character and dog whenever it looked like the past was going to repeat itself.
What a great book especially if you love dogs. Not only is it a fabulous and touching story but I learned so much about how dogs react to their owners, commands and their pack. This is all enter woven into a suspenseful storyline that will make you listen straight through the audio book. This is my second time listening to the book and I enjoyed it even more then the first time.
Awesome well- performed story a perfect blend for dog lovers, police procedural admirers and mystery fans as well! I hope that this team of characters heralds a new continuing series!
Being someone who is an animal lover, animal handler and also suffers from PTSD this book really grabbed my attention and shined from the beginning. I’ve read several books with “dog’s point of view” and while all are always enjoyable this one really shined on that level and as the two protagonists learn to trust and heal together I was riveted.
Unfortunately, it seems that somewhere about halfway through the book someone must have fired the original author and hired a hack to finish things up because starting with the “driveway scene” things immediately turned South and the original narrative was thrown out the window and a totally different story proceeded with no sense of the original themes and issues that were so fascinating and compelling. Lots of threads dropped on the floor and cardboard characters one could care little about.
Granted, I know nothing about the series or the author and chose the book purely on the rating and my love of the narrator… but it went from a 5 star to a 3 star by the time it was all over. A sequel that returns to the original narrative could help to resolve the problem.
Can’t recommend for or against… it’s a fine piece of pulp but could have been a masterpiece.