What I’m Reading: The Good Boy

I just finished up The Good Boy by Theresa Schwegel.  I listened via audio book through my online library.

This was a good book that kept me listening and quilting for a long time.

Here’s what Amazon had to say about it, “Edgar award winner Theresa Schwegel returns with The Good Boy, her most dramatic and emotional novel to date, a family epic that combines the hard-boiled grit of her acclaimed police thrillers with an intimate portrait of a young boy trying to follow his heart in an often heartless city.

For Officer Pete Murphy, K9 duty is as much a punishment as a promotion. When a shaky arrest reignites a recent scandal and triggers a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, all eyes are on Pete as the department braces for another media firestorm.

Meanwhile, Pete’s eleven-year-old son Joel feels invisible. His parents hardly notice him—unless they’re arguing about his “behavioral problems”—and his older sister, McKenna, has lately disappeared into the strange and frightening world of teenagerdom. About the only friend Joel has left is Butchie, his father’s furry “partner.”

When Joel and Butchie follow McKenna to a neighborhood bully’s party, illegal activity kicks the dog’s police training into overdrive, and soon the duo are on the run, navigating the streets of Chicago as they try to stay one step ahead of the bad guys—bad guys who may have a very personal interest in getting some payback on Officer Pete Murphy.”

Like I said, it was a good book….but only good.  It wasn’t sensational though.  In fact, I kept thinking something was going to happen to tie things together…this family was going to get together….something was going to happen that would twist and make the whole book come together…but-it never really did.  It kept my interest while I waited for “that twist” to happen and was a little disappointed when it really didn’t.  I can still say it was good but in the end, there are better books out there.

Amazon readers say 3.5 stars…I’d agree.


1 thought on “What I’m Reading: The Good Boy”

  1. Thanks Jo, for taking the time to review the different books you read and listen to. I have taken your advice on quite a few. I just finished listening to Mrs Mike yesterday. And, as you said, a great book.

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