Reformed computer hacker Steve Levitan still gets a thrill from snooping into places online where he shouldn't be. When his golden retriever Rochester discovers a human bone at the Friends Meeting during the Harvest Days festival, these two unlikely sleuths are plunged into another investigation. They will uncover uncomfortable secrets about their small town's past as they dig deep into the Vietnam War era, when local Quakers helped draft resisters move through Stewart's Crossing on their way to Canada. Does that bone Rochester found belong to one of those young men fleeing conscription? Or to someone who knew the secrets that lurked behind those whitewashed walls? Steve's got other problems, too. His girlfriend Lili wants to move in with him, and his matchmaking efforts among his friends all seem to be going haywire. Whether the death was due to natural causes, or murder, someone in the present wants to keep those secrets hidden. And Steve and Rochester may end up in the crosshairs of a very antique rifle if they can't dig up the clues quickly enough.
This book is the best of the series so far. Both the characters and the plot are very realistic. I enjoy the realistic way that Steve is overcoming his past and creating a new future for himself. I also like the relationship with his dog. This is a great series and I look forward to the next book.
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Would you consider the audio edition of Whom Dog Hath Joined to be better than the print version?
I enjoy listening to Kelly Labitique narrate this series. I would DEFINITELY prefer the audio version.
What does Kelly Libatique bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Kelly brings the story to life. These books sound too simplistic in nature, I think I would speed read through it and miss out on the underlying subtle developments of characters and their relationships. I also fear I would not feel the impact of Steve's inner turmoils.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Rochester's adventures are books I would crave to curl up and listen. Kelly's voice is soothing and makes for a perfect end to a hard day's work.
Any additional comments?
Treat yourself to these books! You deserved it!