Saturday, September 19, 2015

A Shot in the Bark: A Dog Park Mystery by C.A. Newsome

Lia is an artist.  She takes her two dogs for a walk in the park everyday.  She has an on-again off-again boyfriend and she's decided that he's permanently off-again.  She sure never expected to find him parked near the park and dead.  He was a scumball, but who would have killed him?

Two Pup Press and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can find a copy now.

People in the dog park are not what they seem.  Some are annoying, some offer advice not wanted, some are a bit solitary but someone has to be more than that.  It almost had to be someone in her circle of friends who has killed her old boyfriend.  But who?  Maybe the other lady who was sleeping with him?

This little clique of friends is an eclectic mix.  Rich or poor, extrovert or introvert, the thing they have in common are their dogs.  It's too bad the humans aren't as well mannered as the dogs.

While the author weaves you through the cobweb of truth and lies, the killer is manipulating the circumstances.  Lia is also falling love with the detective working the case.  The story has an ironic ending which I think will lead to future books.  I just hope my favorite characters stay alive!

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