Peering inside the heads of both dog and man.
It's all too often that an author with a successful series beanches out in a different direction and falls flat on his face. Mr Crais does not suffer this fate: his stand-alone novel is one of his best works, and indeed one of the most enjoyable audiobook I have listened to for a while.
The story is told from the perspectives of both man and dog. Who can really say what goes on in a dog's mind? We cannot be sure, but Crais's suggestions are persuasive. And the ending is - well, I won't spoil it for you, but for me it was one of those occasions when I deliberately slowed down during my homeward commute just to stretch the time out to hear it all.
If you are a lover of both dogs and and thrillers I think you will love this book.
I am the host of the Brain Science Podcast and Books and Ideas. I have been a member of Audible since 2003. My favorite audiobooks are Sci Fi and nonfiction: especially history and biography
I enjoyed the relationship between the policeman and his dog. Although, Crais gets a little whimsical sometimes when describing things from the dog's point of view, what he writes is accurate enough to satisfy any dog person.
While superficially like the Chet and Bernie mystery Crais has a more accurate sense of dog intelligence. I would say that if you liked The Art of Racing in the Rain you will enjoy this book (and visa versa).
If you want a real life version of this story I recommend "Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him" by Luis Carlos Montalván.
No, but it came close.
When the bad guy shot at Maggie
FIrst time Maggie came home with Scott
Lots -- the moments where Maggie & Scott bonded, and when they were in danger of losing one another (this happens a couple of times)
Narrator does a good job; carries the story well.
I expected a lot more from this book based on the reviews. It is basically a story about a dog. A very interesting dog but that's about it. The story was weak and I guessed the ending from the start.
This book was so good. It tugs at your heartstrings, paints a graphic picture of both Scott & Maggie & weaves a web of intrigue.
If you mean dog training, I have already applied it to a family pet & it is working. I have already read 2 more Crais books.
He certainly does. I learnt a great deal about dogs and their training.Robert Crais painted a very graphic, detailed picture of Maggie's smelling abilities which became an integral part of the book.
Nothing. It was amazing
I listended to Suspect twice straight off. My husband couldn't stop listening as well.
The mingling of suspense and the main character's relationship with the dog. Also, the parts of the story from the dog's POV were very intertwining.
When maggie would not let anyone approach her wounded owner. Finally the owner, said to maggie to get the bad guys. It was fun picturing all this occurring.
There were moments when I actually wept listening to the interaction of the dog and owner.
I liked this book very much. I like Robert Crais and this was, in my humble opinion, one of his best books.
If you are looking for a book to intertain, keep you up half the night because you didn't want to stop listening, and leave you with a warm and fuzzy feeling at the end. This is the book for you. My husband also listened and enjoyed it. I have liked reading Robert Crais, but this is definitaly one of his best.
I loved that the story kept moving with non stop action. I am a dog breeder (cavalier king charles spaniels). I was in love with the dog!!!! one of my favorite reads in the last year.
The dog stole my heart due to her beauty, loyalty, demeanor, etc etc
A great voice that is not boring!
The last chapters were amazing!
I really liked this book. It was suspenceful, exciting, wonderfully written. I enjoyed it very much. Narration was well acted and the writing was equally as good. THANKS!
Worked in radio stations all over California from A to Z; KABC, Los Angeles and KZAP, Sacramento plus many more in between. I was a voice talent, copy writer and production director; I'm retired now but still do voice overs.
I’ve been a fan of Robert Crais since his first book, written in 1987: The Monkey’s Raincoat. Suffice it to say, Suspect has two extraordinary characters that I hope to hear from again and again; enter Scott James and Maggie. You will cry. You will turn pages faster and faster and in the brilliant finale you will shed tears of joy. I truly loved this book and hope you will too.