If you're a dog lover ... you've got to read this book. While this is a story is about catching the "bad guys," the story illustrates the loyalty between man (or woman) and his (her) dog. The reader is taken into the mind of the dog, Maggie, and her devotion to her alpha (owner). The story is interesting as well, but I really enjoyed hearing about the German shepherd and her "take" on things. Well done.
Maggie's devotion to her alpha.
I read another review (sorry - I wish I remember who wrote it) that said, If you are a dog lover, this is the book for you. That's what drew me to this book and I was not disappointed! As well as being an engaging story, well written and excellently narrated, the dogs in the story were treated with respect, even admired. Robert Crais showed a love of dogs as well as thorough knowledge of their behavior. I loved this book and I know I will listen to it again.
This is a great story of man and dog coming back from deaths door and solving a case everyone else had given up on. The story line is very strong, it moves fast and stays interesting with plenty of action and suspense. It's only 8 1/2 hours, but a great listen.
A dog that was given up on, and a police officer that everyone thought should of thrown in the towel, team up to solve the case that no one else could solve. Good book!
The reader was excellent and the story line kept me interested.
The dog, of course.
The climax was a heart stopper.
Anyone who loves dogs, enjoys triumph over tragedy and the ability for love to cure will enjoy this book.
I really enjoyed Suspect. It was my first time reading a Crais novel. I will definitively try another. It kept my interest all the way through. I enjoyed the narrator as well.
I just enjoyed the connection between man and dog
Yes. Very entertaining and heartwarming
I have them all
not what I was expecting; bogged down in a couple of places; but worth listening to again
Like Jane Smiley, Crais has employed the device of writing the inner thoughts of animals. In Smiley's case it is horses and in Crais' case it is dogs. In Crais' hands this does not work as well as when in Smiley's. Crais' dog Maggie comes across more as a manipulation of the reader, while Smiley's horses serve as actual characters.
The book is OK, but Crais does a much better job when he uses human sidekicks like Joe Pike.
It's fun to ride along and watch Crais explore new territory and to grow in his craft. This is a great story with an unusual twist and a fine performance. I only wish it was a little longer - the end seemed to come way too soon, and there was much more that could have been done with the cop and his dog. This may well be intentional, with a follow on book or maybe a new recurring character. I hope so.
This was a real page turner. Now I want to read other books by Robert Crais!