A tropical paradise turns deadly.
Service dog trainer Marcia Banks had thought it was the perfect arrangement—stay on her client's private Gulf-coast island and get the human phase of the training done more quickly, while enjoying a much-needed break from the chaos of house renovations back home.
This certainly wasn't the tranquil getaway she'd envisioned, however. Two resident ghosts, a sour-puss housekeeper and bearing witness to her client's shaky marriage are bad enough. But within days, she's discovered even deeper and darker layers of dysfunction.
Via emails and static-filled phone calls, fiancé Will Haines convinces her to get herself and her dogs out of there, but before Marcia can accomplish this, a late-season hurricane abruptly changes course and strands them on the island... with a murderer.
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The Sound and the Furry
The author hasn't lost her touch in the newest in the Marcia and Buddy series. This latest is the best of all, twisting together mystery, psychological disorder, and a hint of ghostly drama.