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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.

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  • Tempster
  • 01-04-21

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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  • Heather Julie
  • 02-04-21

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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  • Kimberly
  • 02-04-21

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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  • Annie Lauterbach
  • 01-04-21

Great mystery!

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

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  • SloaneRanger89
  • 04-04-21

Wait. What!!

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

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  • Dee
  • 04-04-21

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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  • Wanda Kartchner
  • 03-04-21

Surprising

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

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  • Thomas J.
  • 02-04-21

Fun!

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

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  • BookObssessed
  • 02-04-21

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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  • Lisa Groomes
  • 02-04-21

great short story

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

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