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Sleeping Dogs Lie

A Novella

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Sleeping Dogs Lie
Written by: Samantha Downing
Narrated by: Lindsey Dorcus, Melanie Nicholls-King
Genres: Crime | Mystery Thriller | Mystery
Published: 1st of April, 2021
Length: 2 Hours 8 Minutes


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From the internationally best-selling author of My Lovely Wife and He Started It comes a twisted, entertaining novella about a dog walker swept into a criminal investigation when her client winds up dead.

Shelby works as a dog walker in northern California, and she’s just finished up her bi-weekly trip to the park with a husky named Pluto. When she brings him back to his house, she finds his owner - Todd Burke, a well-known local businessman and founder of an organic supplements company - lying on the bathroom floor, dead. A detective arrives on the scene. As she interviews Shelby, the body is inspected by a medical examiner, and more cops search Todd’s home, it becomes clear that the victim’s life was less picture-perfect than his clean-cut persona might lead you to believe.



No Lie - This Kept Me Guessing

Review by: The Audiobook ReviewSleeping Dogs Lie, written by Samantha Downing, is a short mystery/thriller where a lovable dog-walker named Shelby is suddenly thrust into the middle of a criminal investigation when she discovers the dog's owner murdered in his own bathroom.

Downing delivered a masterclass in short-story telling, with not a word wasted as the mystery unfolded. Shelby is a character you just have to sympathise with. She has a particular zest for life and a love for dogs, second to none.

As the plot unfolds, more of the apparently lux world of the victim falls apart. With so many people wanting him dead, the detectives of this normally sleepy town feel out of their depth.

Both Lindsey Dorcus and Melanie Nicholls-King did a great job bringing this to life. Characterisations were spot on - no quality issues as expected being produced by Audible directly.

A short review, but it's a short story with plenty of twists that I can't get into without spoiling it!


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Reviewed: 2021-04-07

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