Review of Two Good Dogs

 

29939175Synopsis:

When Cody, a troubled fourteen-year-old, witnesses a murder, she tells no one. But it begins a spiral for her from which she cannot escape. Her worried mother Skye thinks a change of scene is just what her introverted, withdrawn daughter needs and since her dream has always been to own an inn, she jumps at the chance to buy a dilapidated bed & breakfast in the Berkshires. But being an innkeeper is harder than it seems and Cody still seems to fall in with the wrong crowd. When Adam March arrives as the inn’s only guest, he is accompanied by his rescued pit bull, Chance, a dog who has saved Adam in more ways than one. Cody and Chance begin a wary bond and soon, Adam finds another rescue who needs the kind of attention he gave Chance years ago. With Adam and Skye beginning a tentative relationship and Chance showing Cody how to trust again, this new-found family seems to be on the brink of second chances. But soon, a murderer is closing in—someone hiding in plain sight, and threatening everything and everyone—even Cody’s life. (Goodreads)
Review:

The characters are well developed and well rounded.  Cody is a troubled teen who is rebellious and anger filled.  She made a lot of bad choices in her young life.  Her mom, Skye, tries to help her, even going so far as buying a run down Bed And Breakfast, thinking relocating will help her.  The one thing that does help Cody is a four-legged creature named Chance.  I enjoyed reading about their interactions and the way the dog was able to help her.  

I was not really happy with the different perspectives that this book is written in.  It got a little confusing and interrupted the flow of the story.  The one thing I did like was when Chance narrated the story.  I thought this added another layer to the story, one that I liked. The author did a good job dealing with some unpleasant material, such as bullying, dog fighting and drugs.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoy a well written women’s contemporary suspense.  If you are a dog person, that is a plus.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.  I would like to thank NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read and review this book.