Sleeping Dogs Lie
Author: Samantha Downing
Published: April 1, 2021
Audiobook: 2 hours 8 minutes
Reviewed By: Jessica
Date Listened: August 25, 2022
Jessica’s Rating: 5 stars
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 biweekly 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—dead on the bathroom floor. As a detective interviews Shelby, a medical examiner inspects the body, 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.
I loved this novella!! Downing is seemingly becoming a new favorite author for me! This clever novella has all kinds of twists and turns and I was fully engrossed in what was going to happen! I wasn’t expecting to be fully involved in the story of a dog walker.
We have two POVs: The dog walker Shelby who is seemingly caught up in a death case, and the second is the police Detective Grady. What is at first just a death becomes so much more with so many potential guilty parties. I didn’t have any idea on who the guilty party was and was stunned at the conclusion! This fast-paced novella will definitely surprise the listener and also keep them entertained.
The ending was shocking but I also loved it as it was totally unexpected! I had a smile on my face when this audiobook was over!