Can we hear in our hearts what
animals wish to tell us?
Dog trainer Dani Sayre has that
ability, but denies her talent because she fears learning things she does not
want to know. Her estranged lover, Mark Hughes, comes sniffing around and asks
her help in training his dog for agility competition. She reluctantly takes
Mark on as a student. He wants to renew their relationship, but Dani can’t
forget that he betrayed her in the past.
When the pharmaceutical firm
where Mark works becomes a target for attack by eco-terrorists, his dog is the
only witness to a murder. In order to learn the truth, Dani must overcome her
reluctance to use her gifts. Can she help Mark prevent the terrorists from
destroying the drug company and its workers?
Suspense novel 200 pages ISBN
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I know, I know…don’t
judge a book by its cover. But the cover of Lydia Filzen’s Silent Witness makes
a promise. In a composite photo, a sable Smooth Collie (yes, a Smooth!) leaps
over an agility jump while a building explodes in flames behind him. “Look
inside,” the cover seems to say “and you’ll find excitement, suspense – and a
lovable dog, too.” I opened Silent Witness to see if the story lived up to the
promise its cover made to me.
After finishing the
nearly 200-page book in only a handful of days (no small feat when you have a
busy toddler), I can report that Filzen knows how to catch a reader’s attention
from the first page and hold it to the last. As the plot builds to its climax,
I had to force myself not to peek at the final chapter for reassurance that my
favorite characters were all still alive at the story’s end....
...Adults ... with
a taste for contemporary suspense and a love for dogs should be grateful that
this is one book that you can correctly judge by its cover. Silent Witness fulfills its promise.
Book review by Kristina
Marshall, Eagleslook Collies
Filzen includes references to real clubs and agility trainers, which is a nice touch. Her representation of Kennel ownership is also realistic, as is another side-story involving rehabilitating and rehoming a rescued Golden Retriever.
Book review by Brenna Fender
Clean Run, November 2006
Savvy Shetland Sheepdog Ruffian knows a deadly secret, and can’t
figure out how to clue in his Person, Lynn. An intruder has evil
plans for both of them. But like most people, Lynn can’t seem to get
what her dog is trying to tell her. How can he warn her that her
life is in danger?
Lynn comes home to find Ruffian suddenly acting spooky. He’s
underfoot and won’t go into the bedroom. That night, he panics at
agility class when he sees a stranger. How can she get into his head
to find out what’s wrong? Will calling in the animal communicator
her friend recommends provide answers?
Lynn connects, but isn’t sure she believes what Ruffian is supposed
to be telling her. A missing handgun and the smell of cigarette
smoke in her bedroom seem to confirm his fears. How can she protect
herself? Should she call the police and risk being labeled
a nut case?
"Getting It! by Lydia C. Filzen is adorable! Written mainly from
Ruffian's point of view, this dollar download from Echelon Press is
worth every single cent and more. It is quite short; you'll be able
to read it easily in one sitting, but it packs a huge amount of
enjoyment that will leave you feeling good when you are done."
From Brooke at Romance Junkies
Angus the Vampire Slayer
Jamie lies exhausted and abandoned, watching the door, fearing the
vampires’ return. Soon they will come and suck his blood through
needle teeth, each stinging prick harder to bear than the last. He
knows from experience that it is almost time for them to appear.
Every passing moment increases his dread.
The door opens and in walks the biggest dog he’s ever seen. Jamie
meets Angus, a Great Dane that Mrs. Lewis has brought to visit with
him. Angus lets Jamie pet him and seems to like him. Angus makes him
laugh and forget his troubles for a while. Jamie wishes he could
have a dog that big so the older kids won’t mess with him.
Then the dreaded vampire comes into the room with his vampires-r-us
tray. Jamie’s terror returns. Will Angus be able to protect Jamie
from the bloodsucking enemy?