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Killing Trail Audiobook

Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

When a young girl is found dead in the mountains outside Timber Creek, lifelong resident Officer Mattie Cobb and her partner, K-9 police dog Robo, are assigned to the case that has rocked the small Colorado town.

With the help of Cole Walker, a local veterinarian and single father, Mattie and Robo must track down the truth before it claims another victim. But the more Mattie investigates, the more she realizes how many secrets her town holds. And the key may be Cole's daughter, who knows more than she's saying. The murder was just the beginning, and if Mattie isn't careful, she and Robo could be next.

Suspenseful and smart, Killing Trail is an explosive debut that will have listeners clamoring for more Mattie and Robo for years to come.

©2015 Margaret Mizushima (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    GSDNH NH 10-14-16
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    "For GSD or any dog-lover as well as crime fans"

    Love the relationship between K-9 Robo and his handler Cobb. Author definitely understands the male German Shepherd. Excellent character development, mystery part was OK. Learning how a K-9 works was fascinating. I really enjoyed this and will continue on to the next one. Some complained about narrator's pacing. I listened at 1.25 speed, which is my usual speed, and she sounded find to me.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Melanie V. Simon 09-25-16
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    "Needs a stronger heroine"

    Good characters, but main character agonizes over everything and her lack of confidence is annoying and boring. Too many cliche situations (cell phone left in the car, flashlight batteries failing) make her seem stupid as well.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Rusty 08-03-16
    Rusty 08-03-16 Member Since 2016

    Good Books Don't Promote Violence

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    "Fell in Love with Robo"

    When I saw that this was a debut novel, I had low expectations but couldn't resist a K-9 story. I was surprised and amazed how much I enjoyed the characters and the plot.

    Mattie was engaging, smart and extremely likable and of course Robo stole my heart. I am already looking forward to the next book.

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    Samantha 09-11-16
    Samantha 09-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun but a bit cliched"

    I enjoyed the novelty of a crime novel with a dog since I am a dog lover, but the book was quite full of stereotypes and cliches. Enjoyable but nothing spectacular.

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    Cyndee 11-20-16
    Cyndee 11-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!!"

    Terrific, complex characters and great storyline. Love dogs and a good mystery! I've already purchased Book 2!!!

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    Dawn 07-24-16
    Dawn 07-24-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Exciting first book in new series"

    When I read the description and read the main characters were a female officer and a K9, I was intrigued. The story was very well written and the narration spot on. I highly recommend this book and hope to have a second in the series soon.

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    Aleeta R. Hall 10-12-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Flat Lined"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The ever present "attitude" among the characters was off-putting. Not ever one is an enemy or a person of interest. There should have been more cohesion between a few of the police officers just to create a team affect.


    What was most disappointing about Margaret Mizushima’s story?

    This story left me flat. I was hopeful the characters would eventually break out of the predictable plodding pace...but alas, it was not to be. The only thing that kept me listening was the police dog. Sorry Robo - I will be turning this book back in and will not be following the series.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I am not a fan of a female narrator. This book was full of female characters so it was appropriate to have a female voice.


    What character would you cut from Killing Trail?

    The female crime inspector detective - unnecessarily antagonistic towards everyone!


    Any additional comments?

    You can't take a muzzle off a dog twice in the same paragraph....just sayin'

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    kandi hand 10-20-16
    kandi hand 10-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "loved the story . The story flowed very well."

    The story gave just the right amount of the case that it still made you question who had done it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Vickie Oakley andalusia, al 09-12-16
    Vickie Oakley andalusia, al 09-12-16 Member Since 2011

    book keeper

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    "Really Enjoyed the book."
    What made the experience of listening to Killing Trail the most enjoyable?

    It was a good story line from the beginning. I did figure out early on who was behind the killings, but it was still a good story line.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really appreciated the way the author kept to the story line, following up and finishing most of the points that this story brought out. I also appreciate the fact that the author left room for other story lines to be developed from this one thereby leaving room for a series of books to be developed.


    What about Nancy Wu’s performance did you like?

    Good narrator, very clear, voice reflections good, and even tone to her voice. No sing-song effect.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The callousness of young Tommy and Brenneman; the hiding of little Sean in the barrel; the shooting of a young girl in cold blood, just to name a few.


    Any additional comments?

    I am a sucker for animal stories especially when the good guy always catches the bad guy and puts an end to him.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Story okay, narrator horrible"

    Story line was worth reading, wish I had read it,, instead of listening . My head is still hurting, yes I listened to it all because I liked plot,but I skipped forward a lot
    . I'll read this author again, but never ever listen to th narrator again.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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