Elvira, Vira for short, barely survives carbon monoxide poisoning by a vicious owner as a puppy. At the kennel, she is adopted by Mace. Mace trains Vira to be a Human Remains Detection dog. On Vira’s first case, she finds the body of the victim of a serial killer. She then jumps up, wrenches her leash from Mace’s hand, and runs across the street to the bystanders. Barking, she brings a man down and rips one of his eyes out. Mace tries to discover why in The Finders.
There are more mysteries to solve within The Finders too. I enjoyed this tale of an extraordinary golden retriever and her lovelorn master. I even enjoyed reading about the serial killers that populate the book. Both seemed like genuine people dealing with a compulsion no one could control.
The Finders is highly recommended for serial killer thriller fans (not fans exactly but you know what I mean). Its plot is deliciously different from the usual cop chases killer story. Plus I have new respect for my Chihuahua’s sense of smell. 4.5 stars!
Thanks to Minotaur Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.