I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Flash (Dogleg Island Mystery #1) by Donna Ball
Published by Blue Merle Publishing on May 1st 2015
Almost two years ago the sleepy little community of Dogleg Island was the scene of one of the most brutal crimes in Florida history. The only eye witnesses were a border collie puppy and a police officer. Since that time Flash has grown from a puppy into a vital part of the Dogleg Island Police Department, and has lived happily with the two people who rescued him on that horrible night: Deputy Sheriff Ryan Grady and Police Chief Aggie Malone. Now the trial of the century is about to begin. The defendant, accused of slaughtering his parents in their beach home, maintains his innocence. Aggie and Ryan, the top witnesses for the prosecution, know he is lying. But only Flash knows the truth. And with another murder to solve, a tangle of conflicting evidence to sort out, and a brutal storm on the way, the truth may come too late... for all of them.
I just finished reading this book and I am hooked! I loved the picturesque Florida village of Dogleg Island, Donna Ball did such a great job creating this village and describing it in her book, that I would not mind visiting there or even spending the winter! This is the first time that I have read a mystery from Donna Ball, I have read almost all of her Ladybug Farm Series.
The main character Aggie, is a tough lady and her border collie Flash knows what is going on but he cannot speak! Aggie needs to remember what really happened the night that she got shot and is there a link between what is going on now and that night. I am a dog lover myself and I have to admit I always wonder what my furry friend is thinking. Flash is actually a character with dialogue in this book! There are a few side characters that I found endearing, besides the main three, Aggie, Flash and Ryan, I hope that they continue to appear in the next books in this series. I stayed up reading this book because I could not wait to see the outcome, the whodunit. I was surprised and I never guessed, actually I never saw that coming…….
Happy Reading, enjoy this book, I know I did!