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Publisher's Summary

From the internationally best-selling author of My Lovely Wife and He Started It comes a twisted, entertaining novella about a dog walker swept into a criminal investigation when her client winds up dead. 

Shelby works as a dog walker in northern California, and she’s just finished up her bi-weekly trip to the park with a husky named Pluto. When she brings him back to his house, she finds his owner - Todd Burke, a well-known local businessman and founder of an organic supplements company - lying on the bathroom floor, dead. A detective arrives on the scene. As she interviews Shelby, the body is inspected by a medical examiner, and more cops search Todd’s home, it becomes clear that the victim’s life was less picture-perfect than his clean-cut persona might lead you to believe. 

©2020 Samantha Downing (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator

Samantha Downing is the author of the best-selling thrillers My Lovely Wife and He Started It. She has been nominated for Edgar, ITW, and Macavity awards in the US, a CWA award in the UK, and the Grand Prix des Lectrices in France. Her third novel, For Your Own Good, will be released July 20.

About the Performer

Lindsey Dorcus is a SOVAS award-winning audiobook narrator and voice actor. She has narrated over 40 audiobooks and appeared in multiple fiction podcasts, including Among the Stars and Bones and Detective Q. After graduating with her BA in Theatre from Northwestern University, she worked as a theater artist and educator in Chicago for 10 years before shifting her focus to voice-over work. Notable theater roles include Rosalind Franklin in Photograph 51 and Duck Macatarsney in The Monster in the Hall.
Photo Credit: Joe Mazza

About the Performer

Melanie Nicholls-King is a Canadian/American actress with Trini roots best known for playing Cheryl in the HBO series, The Wire; Officer Noelle Williams in the ABC series, Rookie Blue; and Hazel LaCroix, in the beloved Netflix series, Anne with an E. She can also be seen in Orphan Black, The Week Of with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock, Star Trek: Discovery, Little Fires Everywhere and Your Honor to name a few. On stage, she was thrilled to be a part of the Playwright Horizons’ production of Familiar written by Danai Gurira, directed by Tony award winning director, Rebecca Taichman and featuring an incredible ensemble of actors. In the audio world, she can also be heard on Melissa Valentine’s searing memoir, The Names of All the Flowers.

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A must-listen for dog lovers!

Samantha Downing is one of my favorite authors, so I immediately listened to this very clever short mystery about a dog walker and a murdered owner of one of her clients.
This was a very clever story with well planned and thought through details. I really enjoyed it.

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Great plot twist

I love a good murder mystery and this one was a great quick listen.
Must love dogs too!

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Great mystery!

Wonderful writing, great performances by both narrators. A good listen for those who love dogs...

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Short & to the point.

Good story. The performances were great. Interesting. Decent plot. I might check out more by this author. Things, they’re not what they seem.

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Wait. What!!

This is a true "wait what" drama. Well done. The author keeps us in suspense.

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Fun!

I throughly enjoyed the story. It had a great pace and the narration was close to perfect.

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Wow!!! Great listen!!

This story was a joy!! The mystery is an enigma wrapped in a paradox and as the story unfolds, I kept saying, no way, no way, no way. Then, kaboom, WAY!

The narrators delivered. In spades!

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Surprising

This had an ending I did not see coming. Very enjoyable listening, and I recommend it.

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The last sentence.....

Gave me chills!!! It gave me Dexter vibes!!! Pace was wonderful. The twist the reveal! It had it all!!! BRAVAO

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great short story

a most unique motive for murder. xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo

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