OK, I chose to read this book because of the cover. I'm allowed, right?
A SHOT IN THE BARK
By C. A. Newsome
I got this book nearly a year ago, and just found it on my Kindle. Such is the peril of loading up on good books: you miss some of them. OK, you probably miss a lot of them.
Lia Anderson is an artist who takes her two little dogs to the Mount Airy Dog Park every morning to play; she's made plenty of friends there, along with acquiring the boyfriend she's dumping at the beginning of the book. Of course, he's upset, and takes up calling her relentlessly until she unplugs her phone around 1AM. The next morning, Lia arrives at the dog park around 5AM, so she won't have to see anyone, and finds said boyfriend dead in his own car, an apparent suicide. We, the readers, know he was murdered, because every few chapters, the murderer pops up and tells us in a chapter written in italics, what she has done. And the handsome detective, Peter Dourson, confirms this for us.
I knew right away who the murderer was! It was Anna, the shrink with the Tibetan Mastiff! No, wait, it was Catherine, the rich b***h with 2 pomeranians! No, wait, it was Bailey, Lia's landscaping business partner! No, wait! It was Anna, Again!
This was a fun, easy read. I'll be looking for other books by this author. 5/5