When rookie K-9 officer Shane West and his German shepherd partner find the lead police dog trainer murdered, he's determined to bring the killer to justice. But then he discovers Gina Perry hiding nearby—a pretty junior trainer who had the motive, means and opportunity to kill her boss. Gina insists her troubled brother is the real murderer…and this isn't the first time he's killed. And when Gina's brother comes after her, Shane is assigned to protect her and uncover the truth. Suddenly, Shane—a cop who always hoped to join a big-city force—vows to stay by Gina's side as a murderer lurks in the small-town shadows.
Rookie K-9 Unit: These lawmen solve the toughest cases with the help of their brave canine partners.
I really do enjoy the K-9 unit stories! Shane is going back to prove himself to his dad and older brothers. He may have issues but he is just as much of a cop as any of them. Gina is running from the past, well really her brother and the past. Since she turned him in, he is determined she must pay.
I liked the interactions between Shane and Gina. Though he was somewhat of a jerk to start, he made up for it. Since both of them have their own issues to deal with, it makes it good that they can work through them together. The author does a good job with all the characters. I read these books out of order but that didn't change anything other than I knew the characters and their stories better. I still want to know exactly what is going on in this formerly sleepy little town!
4/5, I want more of these k-9 stories!
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via netgalley). I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.