Drool Baby

Drool Baby

by C. A. Newsome

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Overview

Drool Baby by C. A. Newsome

Who can you trust when everything you believe is wrong?

Artist Lia Anderson survived the murder of her boyfriend and betrayal by a friend, emerging from trauma with a hunky new detective beau, an exciting commission, and a straight-talking therapist to help her sort everything out. When a disturbing message raises questions about Luthor's death, Detective Peter Dourson launches a clandestine investigation into the closed case while Lia copes by refusing to accept that her world is still not safe. Neither of them realize digging for the truth will place her in the crosshairs of a killer increasingly out of control.

This book concludes the storyline begun in A Shot in the Bark.

(75,000 words)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158985010
Publisher: Two Pup Press
Publication date: 01/08/2018
Series: Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 319
Sales rank: 15,638
File size: 761 KB

About the Author

Carol Ann “C. A.” Newsome is an author and painter living in Cincinnati. She spends most mornings at the Mount Airy Dog Park with a zombie swamp monster named Gypsy Foo La Beenz.

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Drool Baby 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
This was certainly better than the first book in the series. Still contained many of the flaws from the earlier book - editing errors and a storyline that seemed to go in circles. Too many mundane topics brought up that didn’t have much to do with the mystery. All the characters from the first book were in this one but this time, the author did give some detailed information about each one helping character development.. Once again, the detective discusses details of an open murder investigation with his artist girlfriend and she in turn tells her friends at the dog park. Unbelievable. More time was spent on the so called love life of Lia and Peter than on the solving of the murder. At least in this one, the murderer was disclosed.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Picking up where A Shot in the Bark left off, Lia is still feeling a bit fragile after the chaos she and her dogs, Chewy and Honey lived through. Working with a therapist has helped with her feelings of panic, and, as always, Newsome uses the dogs as great distractions and healing helpers. Lia is not alone in the human front either, Peter, the erstwhile detective and visitor to the park has reached out frequently: worried about her safety he’s made sure to get her included with his friends, and he’s still patiently waiting for her readiness to commit to more than just a friendly chat. But, a newcomer to the dog park has some potentially disturbing news that he shares with Jim (another frequent visitor to the park. While Peter knows that the information is too vague and speculative o bring back to the department he also doesn’t want Lia and Jim investigating on their own: it’s too dangerous. Covertly Peter, Jim and Lia begin to follow small trails and clues, hoping to catch the suspect. But s/he’s so clever, meticulous and devious. Could they find the solution before the next murder? Would they misstep and place themselves into the mix and on the list? Newsome mixes a really clever mystery and devious villain with the wonderful characterization of Lia, showing her own concerns for herself, the effects of the murders already committed, and her relationship with her dogs. And the dogs play a serious part in these stories: they are sold secondary characters that bring light, humor and that warm fuzzy that lightens the story. All of the characters work well together: Peter’s attraction to Lia is apparent, the canraderie built over the dogs and owners at the park is realistic and clever. Insets from the villain’s point of view add greatly to the story, while moments of progress between Lia and Peter keep reader’s intrigued to the last page. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! Loved re-visiting the dog park and all its' characters (human and furry!).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love how this story picked up where the first book ended. The story kept me guessing who the murderer was. Loved reading about places of familiarity . Looking forward to the next story.
love2readallday More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable. I like mysteries and dogs.
JayMT More than 1 year ago
This is another of those single gal with lots of friends and a cop she falls for theme. Better than most.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago