• Flash in the Dark

  • Dogleg Island Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Donna Ball
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (162 ratings)

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Flash in the Dark

By: Donna Ball
Narrated by: Donna Postel
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This is the audiobook listenershave been waiting for...

Dogleg Island Police Chief Aggie Malone has spent years searching for the identity of her birth father. Now, thanks to a home DNA test, she has a lead...but it’s taking her in a direction she never could have imagined, and desperately does not want to go. Because the evidence suggests that Aggie could be the daughter of the infamous Angelo, head of the deadly Ghost Syndicate crime empire.

Matters become more complicated when Aggie’s canine partner, Flash, discovers an abandoned child on the beach. The little girl can tell them nothing about how she got there, but she is clutching a Santa Muerte statuette - a symbol of protection in Hispanic culture, but also the notorious insignia for a drug cartel. Aggie’s husband, Deputy Sheriff Ryan Grady, becomes involved when the case intersects with his own investigation into the Ghost Syndicate, leading them all down a dark path fill with treachery and deceit in which no one is above suspicion.

Grady unearths a secret organization with sinister connections to the past that may provide the key to bringing down the Ghost Syndicate. Aggie comes closer to discovering Angelo’s true identity and, perhaps, the truth about her own parentage. But even as the final pieces of the puzzle fall into place, a plan for revenge that has been decades in the making is unfolding around them. Unless Aggie, Grady, and Flash can stop it they risk losing everything they love...even Dogleg Island itself.

Don’t miss this shocking conclusion to the Angel Trilogy!

©2021 Donna Ball Inc (P)2021 Blue Merle Publishing

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Perfect duo, but the end… really?

Donna and Donna as well as Aggie and Flash are perfect pairs. Though I like the Raine Stockton book (Raine can be a bit of a better than thou), I really love the Dogleg Island series. They are well written, with likable characters, and Postel breathes life into them all. This one takes quite a few twists and turns. I thought I was wrong, but found out I was right in the end. Though the end broke my heart.

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The white hat character that died was fast becoming a favorite, I loved how involved they were in this book and could see a brilliant story arc for them. I’m not sure I would have been quite this upset if one of main characters died….Ok, I would, but still it really upsets me and seems completely unnecessary.


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Another Fantastic Addition to the Series!

I LOVE this series! The dog, the human characters, the sense of place, the action scenes, the real emotion. This is a great series for dog lovers, but also just a great series. My only regret is now I have a long wait until the next book comes out!

I highly recommend both this series and the author’s Raine Stockton books.

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Dogleg Island

Glad I don’t live there. Too much chaos to invest in property. Herding breeds are something else!

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Fifth Book in Fantastic Series

Florida's Dogleg Island has a unique Chief of Police with an intelligent Boarder Collie Dog. This is the culmination of a huge investigation of a crime syndicate that has settled on this island. The characters have become like family. Their relationships are endearing. I have read the series several times because it is just that good.

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Book lady

I enjoyed this series because I loved the characters and the town. Small town drama always much more interesting as the good and bad in each person can be seen and sometimes understood.

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I loved it, kept me interested through the whole entire book. I couldn't put it down.

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Flash knows best

This is the best book in the series so far. Exciting and kept you on your toes. Really enjoyed the whole book and looking forward to the next one.

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Long and Not Satisfying

Depressing story line. Long confusing story. I really like Donna Ball. But get ready for a very very long, confusing, depressing story. Lots of gore. This author is very good usually, but used way too much gore and violence necessary for the story to be good, in my opinion. The reader, Donna Postel, continues to be very good, however.

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Can be frustrating

Arguably amazing how Aggie cannot seem to learn from her mistakes. But most frustrating: How can two people who can train a dog to tie and untie a boat (not a usual dog skill) not expect him to be able to track (scenting is a natural canine skill) or figure out that he is tracking someone and discovering evidence? A lot of damage could have been averted. Ugh!

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great!

Aways a good read. Sorry to see it end. Looking forward to the next in the series