Day: September 12, 2022

Audible Original: Sleeping Dogs Lie by Samantha Downing

Sleeping Dogs Lie
Author: Samantha Downing

Melanie Nicholls-King

Lindsey Dorcus
Published:  April 1, 2021
Audiobook: 2 hours 8 minutes

Reviewed By: Jessica
Date Listened: August 25, 2022
Jessica’s Rating: 5 stars

Novella Description:

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.

Jessica’s Review:

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!

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