Nov. 6, 2016

Deadly Dog Days, #1 A Dog Days Mystery,by Jamie M. Blair

*****5 stars

Quirky Characters Include MIL from Hades!!

A crazy set-up, to be sure. Cameron, who finds a dead body in the lake, takes in the five dogs of the deceased. Things get weirder and wilder when it comes out that Cameron's estranged husband was dating the deceased and Cameron's little community service group decides to solve the murder.

This was an enjoyable read for me. Quirky characters in the community service group. Off-kilter romantic relationship present. Likable, relatable protagonist. Over-the-top Mother-in-law from Hades! (Cameron's relationship battle with her by itself makes the book worthwhile!)

The only thing that I felt was unrealistic was Cameron's commitment or lack thereof to her estranged husband. Her actions did not match her words.

A nice way to spend an afternoon. Recommended!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and Netgalley. All opinions are my own and no compensation was given.