Review of Death By Equine

Death By Equine

Annette Dashofy

5 Stars


Misplaced trust

Veterinarian Jessie Cameron agrees to fill in for her mentor, Doc Lewis, at Riverview Racetrack so he can take a long-overdue vacation. When he’s tragically killed by one of his equine patients the night before he’s supposed to leave, Jessie quickly suspects the death is anything but accidental. Her search for the truth is thwarted by everyone from well-meaning friends to the police, including her soon-to-be-ex-husband. Undaunted, she discovers layers of illegal activities and deceit being perpetrated by the man she thought of as a father figure, creating a growing list of suspects with reason to want Doc dead. Too late, she realizes that her dogged quest for the truth has put her in the crosshairs of a devious killer desperate to silence her. Permanently. (Goodreads)


Jessie is a veterinarian who has her own practice but has agreed to help out at Riverview Racetrack while her mentor takes a vacation with his wife.  But before he can get away, he gets a call from the racetrack to see one of his patients.  Unfortunately, he is trampled to death by the horse.  The authorities believe it was a tragic accident, but Jessie does not believe that.  She sets out to prove that there was actually a murder and to prove who did the deed.   

The characters are well rounded, well developed and three dimensional.  Jessie is a strong character and she is very smart.  She thought she knew Doc, the vet that was trampled, but the more she learns, the more she realizes that she did not.  She will have to put her disappointment aside and work at solving the mystery.

The writing style flowed smoothly and it defined the characters very clearly by their actions and words.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the first page.  The mystery was well plotted and had numerous twists and turns that kept me engaged until the very end.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted mystery.  I hope that this book is the beginning of the series instead of a stand-alone book.  But either way, it was a very well written mystery and I greatly enjoyed it.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.

Death by Equine by [Annette Dashofy]