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6/29/2017

Two Good Dogs by Susan Wilson | Book Review





Book Review:

Two Good Dogs by Susan Wilson


Spoilers?
Not sure.

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Title - Two Good Dogs 
By - Susan Wilson
Publication - March 7th 2017 by St. Martin's Press
Format - Hardcover, 342 pages
Genre - Animal, Fiction, Thriller

When Cody, a troubled fourteen-year-old, witnesses a murder, she tells no one. But it begins a spiral for her from which she cannot escape. Her worried mother Skye thinks a change of scene is just what her introverted, withdrawn daughter needs and since her dream has always been to own an inn, she jumps at the chance to buy a dilapidated bed & breakfast in the Berkshires. But being an innkeeper is harder than it seems and Cody still seems to fall in with the wrong crowd. When Adam March arrives as the inn’s only guest, he is accompanied by his rescued pit bull, Chance, a dog who has saved Adam in more ways than one. Cody and Chance begin a wary bond and soon, Adam finds another rescue who needs the kind of attention he gave Chance years ago. With Adam and Skye beginning a tentative relationship and Chance showing Cody how to trust again, this new-found family seems to be on the brink of second chances. But soon, a murderer is closing in—someone hiding in plain sight, and threatening everything and everyone—even Cody’s life.

The Rating :





My Review:


My review in a gif. Which equals 4.5 stars.

via GIPHY

I want to say that this was sent to me for review from publisher and that, as all my reviews, this one is full of my honest opinions.

The Cover:
Although they say never judge a book by it's cover I believe the cover should represent what the book is going to be like or at least some aspect of it.
Beautiful cover with a lake and the sky with clouds around the title font. It's just perfection in a book cover form. And Chance and Lucky (Dawg) on there is so adorable.


The Story:

Cody is a young teen and with that comes a lot of stuff but since it's in a book it's more cliches and tropes. But with Cody, it was just a few cliches. There were drugs, bullying, bad decisions, and insecurities. And it was done so nicely. Though with some of Cody's decisions I which she was smarter. And some of them didn't get resolved or touched on perfectly. Which is both unsatisfying and realistic. We don't always resolve the bad decisions or the dumb actions we do in life.
Then there was Skye, Cody's mother, who took her small family of her and her daughter to a whole new place and bought and managed a hotel that was in good need of some repairs. And how she tries desperately to understand her daughter and how rebellious she has been lately.
And Adam a character that was in the first book in the series, One Good Dog. And together with his dog Chance, he goes to the Lake View Hotel. Something about the place makes him stay again and again and I think ist because he feels more at home there than his own home and I can understand that feeling so much.

Relationships:

There weren't any relationships in this book that was official. But I will talk about some of the human/dog relationships.

Adam x Chance

So I don't know much about what happened to these two before because I did not read the first book. But you can easily tell that they share a bond and that they care about each other so much. Chance id Adams therapy dog 


Family Dynamics:

As for Cody’s family.
It stats after they had moved into the hotel her mother now owns and manages and how Cody is being rebellious without reason. From getting herself into detention to not helping out with cleaning the rooms like her mother asked her to. And there's obviously something going on but she doesn't what to say. Skye tried so hard to understand her daughter but Cody just didn't want to let her mother in on what ever was go


Settings:

The Lake View Hotel was the only place that was really interesting. I've never heard of a hotel that allows dogs and accommodates to them. It's so cool and I would love to go there if it were real.


Overall:

I loved reading this book. Though it was a bit slow.
The story went trough the lives of Adam March and Chance the dog, Cody and Skye and Mingo and Dawg the dog. And even though there were multiple points of views and narrators I dd not feel like they blended together. At least for me, they didn't.

The dogs were adorable. And the most perfect characters. They were loyal and smart and that was so sweet.

I enjoyed reading this book so much that I wouldn't totally hate the idea of picking up another book by Susan Wilson.

I had finished reading this book as a part of the readathon the book tubers from Heart Full of Books did, called Reading Double. Where you have to choose two of something and read them. I did two of the same color. And I had so much fun challenging myself to read faster. And I may do that again.


What I said on GoodReads:
For me, this is more like 4.5 stars out of 5.
While I did enjoy reading this book there were parts that I felt were too slow. After I finished reading it I would have loved if it were a shorter book. But the author Susan Wilson's writing was perfect. Everything made sense and even with the multiple narrators I never got confused.


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