Starts off with an anonymous person plotting to kill her husband, not in a cruel way, or for undue reasons! The plans are well thought out, IMO!
Switch to the main story and Lia is ear bashing her fellow dog owner Anna with her sorrowful tales of a boyfriend that’s a wannabe writer! Interject some doggy humour and this book starts off at a wonderful pace, full of bounce and intrigue.
I had a snort out loud moment at the thought of Anna teaching her furbaby, CarGo the Tibetan Mastiff, ballroom dancing.
There are some really good humour moments as well as a burgeoning romance that keeps you wanting until the end, no spoilers here!
The book is fast paced with no slow boggy bits, kept me really entertained.
The whodunit element to the story is gripping as Ms Newsome has the murderer doing a little inner dialogue in between chapters.
All the characters are well thought out and have great edges to them.
This is a very cleanly written book with no obvious errors, continuity issues or mistakes; my only comment is that the favourite swear word of the main character, Lia, is annoying!
I am so impressed that I have bought book no.2 already.