Wednesday, October 16, 2013

LISA'S REVIEW: Black Dog (Stephen Booth) Ben Cooper & Diane Fry #1

Title: Black Dog

Author: Stephen Booth

Series: Ben Cooper & Diane Fry

Format: ARC

Source: Harper Collins Witness Impulse

Published   by HarperCollins


As helicopters search Northern England's Peak District for fifteen year-old Laura Vernon, Detective Constable Ben Cooper quietly dreads the worst. And when her body is found in the woods, Cooper's investigation begins with a short list of markedly uncooperative suspects: retired miner Harry Dickinson, whose black Labrador discovered Laura's body, and Laura's wealthy parents. Uneasily teamed with ambitious newcomer Detective Constable Diane Fry, Cooper tests a town's family ties, friendships, and loyaties -- and finds that in order to understand the present, they must unearth the past.

(Image and information courtesy of Goodreads; Summary lifted from actual book)


Cover looks mysterious, almost scary. makes me want to pick up and read the description kind of cover.

I love old man Dickinson. Harry is so funny. The perfect old man in my opinion. Brings comedy to this book. But the constant switch of point of view is driving me crazy.

I enjoyed the mystery and I loved that I had no idea who it was. I hat predictable books and this book was far from predictable. Ben was a great character. I really enjoyed the way Ben's character developed throughout the book. This was more than a murder mystery. I found myself wanting Ben and Diane together, then back to Helen and back to Diane. I love the family loyalty and the small town life was depicted perfectly.

This was a good mystery. I really enjoyed this read. I can't wait to read more by Booth. I loved some of his characters, they were very well depicted. Some of his scenery was to descriptive and took away from the story, but overall a great mystery. Mystery lovers add this book to your TBR list! You will enjoy it!

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