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Review of K-9 Cop by Erna Mueller

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K-9 Cop: Case #1 The Dreck Report

Erna Mueller

Publication Date: September 12, 2012

3 Stars=Okay Page Turner

K-9 Cop had an excellent storyline. What if we could really hear the thoughts of our dogs? What would a K-9 Cop really say? The readers would be enticed with the storyline and the hero of the story Justin Andrews. We felt his pain when his father would not spend any time with him and when he was the only one injured in the car accident. We felt his triumphs when Spencer the K-9 Cop came into his life and put a positive spin on his outlook. Justin Andrews was able to regain his confidence that was evident when we found him, his father and his sister in the computer lab at St. Ignatius’ Private School, discussing his Internet prank of the Headmaster that was plastered all over the school’s computers and game board. A very fun and fantasy-filled read.

The author stated that Justin was in the front seat with his sister Vicky in the back and then he was stated to be in the back seat. Then when the accident occurred he was in the front seat again. The author did not give a prelude to what was about to happen to Detective Spencer Watley. It will leave the reader going back to understand what and why it happened. The author’s constant use of the UK English style of spelling words where the American English spelling would have sufficed. Reading this nook was oftentimes very tedious and not a great page turner as I had hoped it would be. Several times I had to put it down and step away from it.The author should make the story more believable by working on just how much Spencer behaved like a dog: being able to turn the door knob and leave a room, etc.

The author was able to bring to life the thoughts, actions and feelings of the animals in the story. I liked how we got to see and feel the frailty of each character especially Justin Andrews. I also liked how we got to see the before and after personality of Detective Spencer Watley.

This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.

Reviewed b Jacqueline D. Thomas


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