Monday, January 21, 2013

Dogs Don't Lie by Clea Simon

Pru Marlowe isn't your ordinary animal psychic. A tough girl on the run from her own gift, Pru left the big city to return to her picturesque Berkshires hometown looking for a little peace. Too bad that her training as an animal behaviorist got her mixed up with Lily-a rescue dog-and Charles-Lily's person. Now Charles is dead, and Lily looks good for it. After all, Lily is a pitbull, a fighting ring dropout, and way too traumatized to give Pru a clear picture of what she has witnessed. But Pru knows something about bad girls trying to clean up, and, with a sense of justice strong enough to overcome her dislike of human society, she takes the case. Listening to the animals, Pru picks up clues-and learns there are secrets in the pretty little town that make murder look simple. Unable to tell anybody about her psychic abilities, uncertain at times about her own sanity, Pru comes to realize that if she clears Lily, she'll likely become the prime suspect-or the next victim. While the only creature she can totally trust is her crotchety tabby Wallis, Pru's got to uncover the real killer-and find a way to live with her gift-before the real beasts in the town savage her and those she has come to love. The first in the Pru Marlowe "pet noir" series. From Goodreads.

I liked this book. It was a bit long-winded and that was what brought the book down, but it was still okay.  I liked the animal telepathic thing and the best about the mystery was that the end was a complete surprise. I might read more of this series if I need a cosy mystery.

This book qualifies for:
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge
Tower Teams Read 2013
Serious Readers 2013
Let Me Count the Ways Reading Challenge 2013 (247 pages)
2013 Ebook Challenge
2013 Literary Exploration Reading Challenge (Mystery)
2013 Why Buy the Cow? Reading Challenge (free on 26th of December 2012)
2013 Women Challenge
Quick fix Challenge 2013 (247 pages)
2013 1st In A Series Challenge

1 comment:

  1. I love mysteries, but I'm not sure about an "animal psychic." It might have to go on the maybe list.