Chloe lives on Price Lane, Westport, which is on the East
coast of Australia. Usually a quiet, settled neighborhood,
it is very busy today. There is a moving truck next door
and one across the street, where 70-year-old neighbor
Betty asks Chloe a favor. Betty is moving to a
retirement home and cannot take her dog with her. Could
Chloe take her dog, Theo, to the animal shelter and turn
him over to a lady there named Lucy? Sure, she could do
that, or could she?
Theo is adorable. Ten inches tall, white with brown spots
and brown eyes as big as saucers. When he looks into the
mirror, he sees The Rock. Did I mention he was adorable?
As Chloe sat parked with him in her car outside the animal
shelter, she looks at the prison-like entrance gates.
The barking of so many dogs has Chloe in tears. With tears now pouring down
her cheeks, Chloe tells Theo, "I can't do it. Let's go home, Theo." Not
certain, she thinks she sees him smile. Driving home, Chloe
reflects, "I don't think Lucy will give a second thought to
my not bringing Theo to her."
Back home, Theo settles in nicely. Getting ready for bed,
Theo is curled up on her pillow. About to close her blinds, she
notices a man on the walkway staring at Betty's house. The
man disappears into the house next door and they retire for
Isaac, teddy bearish, sweet, gay and her BFF, visits and all
he can talk about is the hunk who moved across the road.
They peek through the blinds and there he is. Tight jeans
and T-shirt cling to his perfect body. Tall and very handsome,
they are both drooling as they stare at Brody Foster. The next day she
misjudges the parking space in front of her house and backs
into a shiny sports car. What a way to meet Super Stud!
Suddenly in this peaceful neighborhood, sinister things
begin to happen. Her house is broken into by a masked
attacker who seems familiar. Someone attempts to snatch
Theo. Murders. Chloe is almost hit by a car. Locked in
a frozen food truck, fearing for her life, she realizes Theo
is prominent in the happenings. He holds the key, but what
is it? KILLER UNLEASHED is an exciting who-done-it with a
little romance on the side. You will fall in love with this
sweet dog, cheer for Chloe, and have a crush on Brody. I
recommend this feel-good mystery novel, and thank Beth
Prentice for a delightful read.
Meet Chloe: she has a house, a best friend, and absolutely
no idea how to say "no." So when her elderly neighbor asks
her to surrender a little dog named Theo to the animal
shelter, of course Chloe agrees.
And when Theo pulls out his big puppy dog eyes, Chloe
reluctantly gains a dog. And that’s when the trouble starts.
An attempted dog snatching, a break in, a masked attacker,
and a hit and run all add up to big problems. Everybody
seems to be looking for something. If only Chloe knew what
that something was. And with a sexy new neighbor named
Brody, a creepy new neighbor named Rick, and her
ex-boyfriend Jack snooping around, the men in Chloe's life
seem to be multiplying.
With the help of her new neighbor, Chloe may just be able to
figure out what key Theo holds to the whole mess...if she
can keep them both alive!