It’s all fun and games in the dog park until someone gets killed, then it’s murder and mayhem...After moving across the country, Sarah finds herself lonely and babysitting a shy bloodhound. Luckily the dog park across from her front door offers not just help, but new friends and a possible romance. As Sarah is lured in by the dogs and people, she inadvertently becomes the center of a suspicious death investigation and wonders which of her new acquaintances could be the killer... It's a murder mystery full of dogs, booklovers. It's funny and scary, and full of mirth...and for the love of dogs, you must read it!
Joanne Alain Cook is a mother, wife, sister, teacher, artist, officer, and writer. She currently resides in Northern California with her very sweet and handsome husband of 20+years, her beautiful brainy daughters, a goofy Labrador, an angry bearded dragon, three frightened chickens, and a school of clueless fish. Find out what she has in the works at joannealaincook.com.
Sarah is just a bit passive and doesn't know the first thing about dogs. Henry, on the other hand, knows all about humans. In this early scene, Henry is teasing her. He flirts with her attention, playfully testing her resolve. It's clear that Henry likes Sarah, because when he sees she has given up, he immediately joins her at the gate.
It took me twenty minutes to collect Henry and leave the dog park. He lay in the shade, not moving a muscle, for over an hour until I approached with the leash. Then, he suddenly decided to run away from me and lay in a different spot. He ran away at my every approach. Most of the folks in the park watched me chase him unsuccessfully. One of the deadbeats, red-headed George, snickered. The cuter deadbeat probably would have laughed, too, but he had already left with his obedient chocolate and black-colored dogs. After I gave up and walked sulkily toward the gate, Henry trotted up behind me, panting near my ankles. His doleful eyes smirked, Just kidding.