I just finished the audio book One Good Dog by Susan Wilson. I had just listened to The Dog Who Saved Me also by her. That says a lot that I listened to two books by the same author almost back to back.
In this book the dog “tells it’s side of the story”…and the human tells his side of the story. At first I thought that was weird but then I was okay with it and now, it doesn’t bother me at all. The book didn’t make me cry. I know I am always hesitant that I don’t want to read animal books because I don’t want to read about animal abuse and I certainly don’t want the dog to die. This one is good….You might shed a tear…you might get mad but you won’t be a bawling blubbery mess-at least I wasn’t.
Here’s what Amazon had to say:“Acclaimed author Susan Wilson brings us a touching yet unblinkingly authentic tale of loss and rediscovery, of true friendship and learning what’s truly important in life.
One note. Three words. And Adam March’s well-ordered life and well-laid plans are shattered.
The very definition of a hard-nosed businessman, Adam March has no room in his life for anything but the cold drive to succeed. Not for his social-climbing wife or for his rebellious teenage daughter. Then, in an instant, he loses everything. Due to an untimely collision of arrogance, stress, circumstance, and a momentary loss of self-control, Adam finds himself alone, unemployed, and reduced to bussing tables in a homeless shelter, serving men he’d always gone out of his way to avoid.
One instant of opportunity. Enough for one dog to find his freedom.
Chance was born in an inner-city cellar, a mix of pit bull and God-knows-what. Bred to fight, and damn good at it, he lived in a dank, dark, and vicious world. Not that he wished for something better; that world was all he knew. But when the moment presented itself, Chance made the most of it in a new life on the street, for a little while.
Two lives. Two second chances.
Thrown together, Adam and Chance fill the holes in each other’s lives. Adam gives Chance his first real home, a haven he never could have imagined, while Chance gives Adam a new start. And a new heart.
That’s One Good Dog.”
Amazon readers gave the book 4.6 stars. I’d have to agree. I liked the book. I think I’m going to check and see if Hoopla has any other books by her. If you like dog books, I suggest giving this author a try.