My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Well, I have found another winner in the cozy mystery category. It has the perfect formula for cozy mystery: no sex (perhaps implied), minimal profanity (almost nonexistent, and a diabolically clever plot. Add the rescue work of absolutely delectable, miniature dogs, and you are set for a surprisingly clever mystery that will probably keep you guessing.
First of all, this is my first read in this series, but I honestly didn’t have any issues with that. For the first half of the book, I was only mildly curious about the mystery. It was mind-boggling, but I was more intrigued with the dogs than the mystery. But the author’s use of foreshadowing kept me going. I knew something was going to be revealed that would be potentially earth-shattering.
And I was right! The moment I realized what intrigue was truly occurring, I was hooked! Granted, I would have read this book anyway, but it merits the higher rating due to the amazing mystery within. I would read any book in this series–let me rephrase that. I believe I would happily read anything by this author! I found her writing style quite palatable. I believe I would like to go back and read the books that led up to this one so I could understand the protagonists better. I did struggle to figure out their personalities and relationships, but that is not the author’s fault. It is still generally best to read the majority of book series from the beginning–this one is no exception.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.