Title: Sleeping Dogs Lie
Author: Samantha Downing
Narrators: Melanie Nicholls-King, Lindsey Dorcus
Length: 2 hours
Publisher: Audible Original
Release Date: April 1, 2021
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 really enjoyed the first two chapters of this three chapter novella. Samantha Downing delivers a signature thrilling murder mystery with an impressive attention to detail and and clever and compelling twist.
However, the killer’s motivations were so far-fetched, and her rationale took away from her cleverness in the third chapter.
Dog lovers will enjoy this story!