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Sleeping Dogs Lie

By: Samantha Downing
Narrated by: Melanie Nicholls-King,Lindsey Dorcus
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Summary

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. 

©2020 Samantha Downing (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Unbelievable (in a negative way)

Story was good until we got to the end. Great to have Pluto (dog) as the central character, but the ending was just stupid!

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A Triumph for Dog lovers !

Anyone who loves dogs will love this !
A story with a Twist and a feeling of winning Great narration !
Made me smile and agree one million percent 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

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Great short story with a twist

Second time I’ve listened to her short stories and been impressed.
Great little story with enough twists to keep you interested.

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Great little novella

This short story by Samantha Downing is currently free to Audible members in the Plus catalogue. It's a fun crime story involving a dog walker who takes her charge home after a work and finds it's owner dead.

At just over 2 hours long this packs a lot in. As a dog lover and crime thriller addict I was in heaven and this little novella had enough twists to keep me happy, and with a VERY satisfying ending!. I'd love to see a full length novel featuring the detective.

Excellent narration too. Perfect if you have a couple of spare hours!

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Entertaining couple of hours

A pretty well written story, performed very well - I did find the ending a bit ‘lame’…

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Great Listen!

A lovely well written book with a great unexpected ending! Well worth the listen!!

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  • 01-04-21

A must-listen for dog lovers!

Samantha Downing is one of my favorite authors, so I immediately listened to this very clever short mystery about a dog walker and a murdered owner of one of her clients.
This was a very clever story with well planned and thought through details. I really enjoyed it.

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  • Heather Julie
  • 02-04-21

Great plot twist

I love a good murder mystery and this one was a great quick listen.
Must love dogs too!

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  • Annie Lauterbach
  • 01-04-21

Great mystery!

Wonderful writing, great performances by both narrators. A good listen for those who love dogs...

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  • Kimberly
  • 02-04-21

Short & to the point.

Good story. The performances were great. Interesting. Decent plot. I might check out more by this author. Things, they’re not what they seem.

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  • Dee
  • 04-04-21

Wow!!! Great listen!!

This story was a joy!! The mystery is an enigma wrapped in a paradox and as the story unfolds, I kept saying, no way, no way, no way. Then, kaboom, WAY!

The narrators delivered. In spades!

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  • 04-04-21

Wait. What!!

This is a true "wait what" drama. Well done. The author keeps us in suspense.

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  • Wanda Kartchner
  • 03-04-21

Surprising

This had an ending I did not see coming. Very enjoyable listening, and I recommend it.

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  • KG
  • 21-05-21

Wrong on several levels

As someone who’s grow up in animal rescue NO!!!! I’m shocked at the good reviews for this. The narration was ok, but the story itself was mind bogglingly absurd.

I’m sorry but wth?!? Having un neutered dogs running loose in dog parks is fine but crating a dog is not?? One adds to overpopulation. The other is a part of a dogs natural instinct to seek confined spaces when feeling insecure.

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Imperfect dog owners deserve to be executed bc they crate their dogs and feed them the wrong kind of food?!?
A vigilante who stalks people, executes them and rehomes their dogs - and then notes that she’s *watching* the new adopters thus implying she’ll kill them too.
I’m all for animal rescue but nonsense like this is just wrong on every level.

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  • Thomas J.
  • 02-04-21

Fun!

I throughly enjoyed the story. It had a great pace and the narration was close to perfect.

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  • BookObssessed
  • 02-04-21

The last sentence.....

Gave me chills!!! It gave me Dexter vibes!!! Pace was wonderful. The twist the reveal! It had it all!!! BRAVAO

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