This is the third book in the Creature Comforts mysteries by Arlene Kay, and it might be my favorite so far. True therapy dogs seem to be more and more important to society, especially the ones that go to assisted living or nursing homes so those folks can have a warm, furry friend to cuddle if only for an hour or so.
When my mil was still living, she was in a place like that, and the most awesome beagle named Charlie came with his handler every week. The lady used to put Charlie through his paces and little cute tricks routine, then he was available for hugging or cuddling, whatever the people wanted to do. I’ll always be a huge fan of these amazing dogs.
My Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Well-written and plotted as with all the books so far in this series. I really liked the idea of the therapy dogs going into the assisted living. Perri and her friends were in for more than just a dog-hugging session when one of the residents ended up being suspected of murder not once, but possibly three times. With reporter Wing Pruett on board, readers are always guaranteed a good sleuthing team. This time they added his friend, an attorney named Micah.
I liked the assisted living resident characters of Irene and Mags a lot. Mags knew her way around tech like a teen and blew away Perri’s preconceived idea that older folks wouldn’t be tech smart. Well played, Mags. Everything led to an exciting showdown making Perri grateful that her friend Babette was such a drama queen.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.