• Burning Ridge

  • A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, Book 4
  • By: Margaret Mizushima
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (4,304 ratings)

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By: Margaret Mizushima
Narrated by: Nancy Wu
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On a rugged Colorado mountain ridge, Mattie Cobb and her police-dog partner, Robo, make a grisly discovery - and become the targets of a ruthless killer.

Colorado's Redstone Ridge is a place of extraordinary beauty, but this rugged mountain wilderness harbors a horrifying secret. When a charred body is discovered in a shallow grave on the ridge, officer Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner, Robo, are called in to spearhead the investigation. But this is no ordinary crime - and it soon becomes clear Mattie has a close personal connection to the dead man. 

Joined by local veterinarian, Cole Walker, the pair scours the mountaintop for evidence and makes another gruesome discovery: the skeletonized remains of two adults and a child. And then, the unthinkable happens. Could Mattie become the next victim in the murderer's deadly game? 

A deranged killer torments Mattie with a litany of dark secrets that call into question her very identity. As a towering blaze races across the ridge, Cole and Robo search desperately for her - but time is running out.

©2018 Margaret Mizushima (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Could have been better

I LOVE this series but this particular book was not as interesting as the first 2. However, I’m not one to force myself to finish a book if I’m not liking it. Life is too short to force yourself to waste time on something you’re not enjoying. I did finish the book so I I still thought it was good. Just not a “OMG I can’t stop reading” kind of book

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Kinda over it...

I was hooked on this series until I got to this one. I bought the first one then all of the rest and listened to every one of them, one after another, until here and now I'm done. So, these people live in a small (emphasis on SMALL) town in Colorado but there seems to be an awful lot of murder going on and every one of the victims is known by one of the main characters in the book. The relationship in this one was a little hard for me to take. After a while you have to think "maybe this is a really bad place to live" and how many more people have to die before people get a clue? Supposedly there is a drug problem in this little town which is why they got the canine in the first place, but most of the murders have nothing to do with drugs so why is that even a premise? The reader is better than some but wish she could do a better job with the voices of the characters. I noticed it more in this book than the rest and had a hard time, sometimes, telling which characters was speaking based on the change in voice. I'm disappointed because I had really enjoyed the first three books and had even recommended the series to several people but I'm not very likely to buy the next book if there is one.

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Fanatic Edition of the Timber Creek Series

Each new book Mizushima’s writing gets better and better. Wu’s narration was just as skillful as the previous books. I will without a doubt buy any audiobook by this pair. I absolutely love this series! If you’re not an animal lover with respect for small town life you might not enjoy this series as much but it’s still a darn good story.

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Not my favorite but hoping Maddie accepts people’s love

Not my favorite but hoping Maddie accepts people’s love. It’s book 4 and yes, I care about Maddie and everyone else but need her to make strides in her recovery.
Another good mystery.
I’m invested in all the characters.

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Wonderful book

If I could, I'd give more stars. Keeps you on a fast paced ride from the start. Every time you think the plot is ending it suddenly jerks you in a new and interesting direction. Can hardly wait for installment 3.I also like how author creates such character and personality with Robo. Not just a dog tossed into the pkot. An integral part of the story. His character is well developed. Really love this author and these characters.

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Another great listen.

This was another fantastic book. Some books drag on and never seem to end, not true for the K9 series. I can't wait for the next book #5 please.

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Like this series

I have really enjoyed the four books in this series. It didn’t come to a real satisfying ending so I feel there must be more. I think I’ve read enough that I’m seeing the pattern and the novelty is wearing off. Too many bad things have happened to the heroine.

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Excellent book

Margaret Mizushima has crafted a story full of unexpected twists that keep you guessing. One of the best I’ve read/listened to this year. Nancy Wu have a wonderful performance and really did bring it all to life. I highly recommend this book/audiobook.

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Excellent

This is an outstanding series! Great storyline book after book!

The narrator is excellent and really made the book come alive!

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Wonderful

I hope there will be more books in this series. I have enjoyed them all and the narration is excellent.

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  • Jay
  • 11-16-22

I am really enjoying this book series!

Another solid mystery from Margaret Mizushima with an outstanding performance from Nancy Wu's narration. I binged this in two days. I love the characters and Mattie and Robo. I want a dog but I'm allergic, which sucks. The story was very good but also very sad. I am very interested to hear the next book!

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  • caroline wright
  • 10-15-22

Loving this series - and getting more developed

The character development and back stories are really working. I want to say so much more re the plot but I am so careful re spoilers. Please just listen to the series and enjoy.

Loving Robo

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-21-22

Hmmmm

I’m not sure how many more books have to have a close friend, family member or neighbour die. It’s like reading a “murder she wrote” book, you don’t want to know the characters as you are either going to die, be kidnapped or accused of murder. I’ll try one more book in the hope it’s going to be a good old mystery that isn’t actually related to the main characters…

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-11-22

Thrilling!

I've listened to this series at every opportunity since I discovered it last week. The stories just get better and better. This one had me full on sobbing, I'm a total sucker for human/dog bonds and this story just had me gripped. There's also something very captivating about the way the mountains and terrain are described. I cannot wait to get started on the next one.

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  • Ronald Betts
  • 07-25-22

Dramatic life for Rambo and handler

Glad rhis is a work of fictional because the thought of some of the things done are really nasty. Good story that keeps you hooked right to the end.

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  • BlakWulf
  • 05-31-22

Another good entry into the canon.

A thoroughly enjoyable listen from an author and narrator you can trust. It's a dark read this one.

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  • Squeaky Joe
  • 05-11-22

Mixes romance with a few dead bodies.

Police officer Mattie Cobb and her police-dog partner, Robo, discover a burned body on an isolated ridge in Colorado. But as the investigation into the death gets underway, Mattie finds she has familial links to the dead man, throwing her whole life into a tailspin. When three more skeletonized bodies are found, Mattie finds herself, and her dog, have become targets of the killer.

This is book #4 in the Timber Creek K-9 Mystery series. Though part of a series, the book works well as a stand-alone. Set in a small town where not much happens aside from occasional drunken barfights, our heroine Mattie faces several challenges. As well as having a murder mystery on her hands, her own links to the dead man put her life in jeopardy. Along with local vet Cole, whose affection for Mattie grows during the adventure, the cop’s personal history and knowledge of her family is an interesting side-line to the main story. While there are a few gory bits when bodies are discovered, Ms Mizushima’s writing otherwise falls into what I’d class as a cosy mystery, with murder and romance competing for superiority. I particularly enjoyed the relationship between Mattie and her doggy pal, and the specific details of their work helped make the story realistic.

A nice cosy mystery, mixing romance with a few dead bodies.

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  • Monica
  • 01-29-22

Good Listening

A pretty sound story, well read, I enjoyed listening over my day's pottering. I would recommend.

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  • Scaryh
  • 01-19-22

great find

loved it, finished in 2 days! would look for author again. great story, well read.

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  • Lynnette
  • 11-01-22

Gripping! Maddy is such a gutsy heroine.

Fits perfectly in place in this Tobo series. A bit of everything including Maddy seeing the light! Plenty of drama, murder and suspense. As always enjoyable to the max.

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  • alan riles
  • 09-14-22

great light audio, probably off the hook now!

Another enjoyable tale, but although I was initially hooked I am off the hook now and with no compelling reason to finish the series as it is indeed becoming formulaic, which should be no surprise given Margaret's use of the Enneagram (see her website) for character creation, albeit skillful and effective. Criticism may sound churlish but it is a competitive world for securing reader time!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-18-22

Brilliant

Another brilliant tale.. mystery and adventure. I love every one of these K9 stories. Not too heavy, just the right amount of suspense, twists and turns and a little low key romance.
Perfect!