Saturday, August 22, 2015

The White Shepherd: A Canine Mystery Set in Oxford by Annie Dalton

Anna Hopkins is walking her dog in the park.  When Bonnie takes off and begins to whine, she runs after her to see what the dog has found.  It's a dead woman...

Severn House and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 1st.

The dead woman was the one Anna was waiting to meet.  She said she had some real exciting information to share with her.  What could that have been?  Two other dog walkers come to join her and they all wait for the police.  Since Anna can identify her, it isn't long before the body is moved.  Everyone needs to go the station and give them a statement.  That chills Anna.

Anna has had tragedy in her life.  She came home after being out as a teenager and found her family dead.  She even got attacked herself.  Somehow, the cops viewed her as a suspect for a while.  No one wanted to have anything to do with her.  The same inspector is the one talking to her today.  That doesn't make it easier.

One thing that begins after this murder is friendship.  Anna hasn't had a friend in years.  She's not sure she wants these ladies in her life.  They do have a connection, though, because of the murder.

Anna has two men in her life.  I had my suspicions about one of them from the get go, but Anna doesn't.  I preferred the guy who had previously owned her rescue dog, even if he lived across the pond.

This was a good story.  Bonnie is a good dog and protects those loves.  Anna is beginning to get her life back.  She's even talking about the old tragedy, which she'd never done before.  I enjoyed this book and hope to find more books in this series.


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Looks good - now I want to read!

Judith G. said...

I really want to read this!!! Looks awesome!