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Fourth Installment in the Raine Stockton Dog Mystery Series: a short novella

Dog trainer Raine Stockton has lived all her life in the quiet community of Hansonville, North Carolina. She is the daughter of a judge, the niece of a sheriff, and the ex-wife of a deputy. She does not lead the kind of life, generally speaking, in which people get buried in her backyard. But when Cisco, Raine's mischievous golden retriever, digs up human bones beneath the site of what will soon be her new training kennel, mayhem ensues. With the state police swarming everywhere, references to a mass grave and suspicions of a serial killer, Raine is surrounded by chaos. But when her beautiful collie Majesty keeps disappearing and cryptic messages from a pet psychic only add to the confusion, Raine soon finds herself plunged into the midst of a mystery that is far too close to home. Can she and Cisco track down the truth before it's too late?

©2012 Donna Ball (P)2014 Donna Ball

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Even if you don't love dogs

This is the fourth installment of the Raine Stockton dog mysteries. This one finds Raine starting over in a number of ways. She's finalizing her second divorce from Buck who's the new sheriff due to her uncle's heart attack. she's improving and rebuilding her dog training and kennel facilities and a there's new man in her life; even though they're not dating, really.
However a heavy rain prevents the foundation from being poured and her Golden Cisco digs up a human bone. The investigation leads to solving one very old murder, and the answer to a mass grave found in a nearby county. Plus no dogs were hurt in the writing of this book or in this audio.
My biggest problem with this selection is that it is by far the shortest audible selection I've ever used a credit to purchase. Still I don't regret using this credit to purchase this one; it's an easy satisfying listen. Even if you don't love dogs.

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Can't Get Enough

I can't get enough of these books! Listening to them on audible I can see all of it in my mind's eye from the lush green mountaintops to the little smirks on the dog's faces. Absolutely love it!

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bone yard

love the rain Stockton stories. they are way too short though. can't call them novels

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great series

You can't go wrong with this series. Now on to book 5 in this great literary master piece.

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Suspenseful and heartwarming

I love this series! The characters are interesting but also realistic-- not stereotypes or shallow. The plot keeps me wanting to see what happens, but wishing it would go on longer. The ending is just right. I am eager to start the next one in the series.
Also, the narrator is superb!!!

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Too Short but Entertaining

A bit predictable but still worth the read. I was disappointed in the lengh of the book and not quite ready for the story to end but it did.

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Brief Pleasure

I like this series with the dogs and setting, but this one is just too short and simple. I wish she would have fleshed it out more.