Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Dog-Gone Dead by Jackie Layton-Great Escapes Tour-Review/Giveaway

About the book
Who’d have thought mulch could cause such a stink?

Low Country dog walker Andi Grace Scott is happy to score some free mulch from one of her brother’s landscaping jobs—until she discovers the dead body buried beneath the bark.

Worse, her brother’s landscaping tools were used to commit the murder. Once the police arrest her brother and seem happy to have “caught their man,” Andi Grace has no choice but to track down the real killer. She’ll risk everything to prove her brother’s innocence. Even if it means turning over every rock in town.

If you love small-town coastal life, dogs, and strong heroines, you’ll love Dog-Gone Dead.
And I thought
What a delightful refreshing  and charming cozy mystery if you can use the words delightful and charming for a cozy.  Dog-Gone Dead is one!

Dog Gone Dead  was just dog gone good! I didn't have the privilege of getting to read book 1 and really the only reason I knew that this one wasn't book one that's because I read the
 info for the tour.
 It was easy to pick up and get into the characters and the plot there was a little reference to the plantation that Angie Grace inherited in the previous book  but it just made me want to go back and read book 1 so that I can get all the background info. 

 I loved the concept of turning the plantation into a bed-and-breakfast and Adventure Park for dogs for boarding and day

The mystery Who Dun It kept me guessing! Was it the wife? 
The jilted lover?  The lover of the lover?  Or the boss? 
The were a bunch of suspects that keeps the reader guessing along with Angie Grace who is determined to find the answers and prove her brother had nothing to do with the crime. Since Angie was guessing too I didn't feel too bad I didn't sleuth out the answers!

The cover was kind of cartoonish but it beckons the reader to dig in and turn the pages.

This one was a super clean read.  The main characters speak about their faith.  And I enjoyed that.  

I look forward to many more in this series and purchasing book 1. 

I received a complimentary copy. 
My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads and promoted on social media. 

Dog Gone Dead will be featured here and on My Journey Back the Journey Back blog in future posts.  

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  1. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing Dog-Gone Dead. I appreciate you!