And now she has caught him red-handed, which is reason enough to make sure Dante stops the payments and to kick him out of HotRescues. I thought the mystery aspect was strong as well. When Efram makes threatening remarks Widowed and then Divorced, single mom Lauren Vancouver saw her kids off to college and became devoted to animal rescue. The story focuses on animal-lover Lauren Vancouver, who runs an animal rescue center and learns that one of her volunteers has also been working for a puppy mill. But Lauren had already found the dog a new and loving home. But, like any determined author, she found ways of making time, especially after she began working as an attorney. It has an adorable cover and a cool theme with dog rescue.
It didn't help that I called out the bad guy at the very beginning and throughout the book kept pointing out the obvious clues, but Lauren never got them. Do I have to be told roughly six times that no adoption is approved until she gives the final say so? Just like when she helps rescue four adorable beagle puppies that were dumped down a drainpipe at a nasty puppy mill. I'd enjoy reading more about many of them, but this was a short book, and a lot of them were introduced. A volunteer at the shelter, who is also an abuser of his dog, apparently also was involved in a puppy mill, and threw some puppies down a storm drain. Lauren Vancouver knows it was him. Even then I would have liked the book if I'd liked the characters, but they seemed lackluster as well.
This book was exciting most of the time but I think that this book was more meant for adults. It's pretty much solid, doing its job without distracting. And the thing that kept bugging me the most was the many, many mentions of her Blackberry. Lauren manages a private animal rescue shelter. Not great but in the end relatively clever.
I suppose she had to be that way, as a veterinarian. As an animal lover, the talk of cute dogs and cats made the story even better. The overall writing was I can't give this book an overall rating. Animal rescue is near and dear to my heart. Since then, Linda has had more short stories and novellas published, plus, by the end of 2018, she will have had fifty novels published, including mysteries and romance.
After Lauren had harsh words with him, he winds up dead at HotRescues, and Lauren is the number one suspect. Number one on her list of things to learn: How did the police know to come to the shelter so quickly, only to find Lauren leaning over the body? It is significant for people that each one accurate in relation to Linda O. She was determined not only to rescue animals, but to find out who killed Efram. As an author myself, I know that the publisher not the author controls the title and cover for a book so I shouldn't have been surprised that the beagles were just mentioned in the beginning and never were a Beaglemania is the first mystery I've read by Linda O. Who else had the motive and opportunity? I picked it up because I wanted to read a later book in the series and figured I needed the back story.
She deserves a home who will be patient with her and give her the care she needs. She Lauren admits that she is a micro-manager. Though she hated him for his mistreatment of animals, she has enough respect for life not to take it herself. Lauren, a widow, is mother to two college age kids. Then she dipped her hand into advertising before finally getting her degree in law from Duquesne University. Still a mystery worth reading. The E-mail message field is required.
She learns of the possible involvement of Efram Kiley, a man who is working at her shelter in an effort to rehabilitate him, and she is not happy. Bookseller: , Ohio, United States New York: Berkley Prime Crime. I hope they found a good home. I was expecting something a little bit different in this book because of the first two lines I quoted-- which I found very intriguing; however, those lines came to nothing, and I was left feeling as though Beaglemania was a sad-eyed dog that couldn't wag its tail. All in all, a good, solid start to this series, but one might hope for a more animal-oriented case next time, maybe where the dogs help sniff out the clues, as it were. Include your name and preferred e mail contact. As we just recently adopted a shelter animal, the animals struck a chord with me.
Matt Kingston of Animal Services, particularly when Lauren cites him as a suspect in the murder. Even for a cozy series, I found the character development was lacking somewhat. She was cynical and paranoid and preachy all the way through the book and at times, she just was plain mean. And I didn't like Lauren's attitude toward cats. HotRescues is a no kill shelter run by Lauren Vancouver.