With a veterinarian dad and a pet-rescuing mom, helping animals is a family business for the Dentons—but after a shocking murder, it’s Liz Denton’s son who might end up in a cage . . .
Sadly, Timothy Fuller is too old and infirm to continue caring for his beloved Pomeranian, Stewie, who is also elderly. But finding Stewie a new home has been challenging. Fortunately, Liz Denton and her son, Ben, are on the case. With two beagles and a calico currently residing under their roof, they’re always ready to provide care in an emergency.
But a rival rescue group is already there when they show up at the Fuller house—along with a nurse and Mr. Fuller’s sour-faced son. After an unpleasant argument, they reschedule the pickup for later. But by the time she gets back, Stewie is an orphan. Mr. Fuller has been found with a knife in his back. And Ben, who’d stopped off to visit one of Mr. Fuller’s neighbors, has been collared. Now solving the mystery is Liz’s only hope for rescuing her own son . . .
3 out of 5 stars
This book is a good start to a new cozy mystery series featuring Liz Denton, who runs an animal rescue. I really like that this series is different when it comes to the main character. Liz is married and has two grown children which is something that you don’t usually see in a cozy mystery. As a mother myself, although my children are younger, I was able to relate to Liz.
The mystery was well written. There were several suspects to choose from and the killer ended up being someone who was never on my suspect radar at all, so that was really surprising and a nice twist.
I am interested in seeing where the Denton family members will go from here. I especially have a lot of interest in Amelia and what path she will take. I think it’d be really interesting to see her team up with Liz in the future.
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