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Killing Trail

4.08 based on 721 ratings & 174 reviews on Goodreads.com

04 May 17


The first in the gripping Timber Creek crime series, that will have readers clamouring for more Mattie and Robo for years to come.

A young girl is found dead in the mountains near Timber Creek, Colorado. Officer Mattie Cobb and her partner, K-9 police dog Robo, are assigned to the case that has rocked the small town.

With the help of Cole Walker, local veterinarian and a single father, Mattie and Robo must track down the truth before the murderer claims another victim. But the more Mattie investigates, the more she realizes how many secrets her hometown holds. And the key may be Cole's daughter, who knows more than she's saying.

The murder was just the beginning, and if Mattie isn’t careful, she and Robo could be next. Suspenseful and smart, Killing Trail is an explosive crime thriller from debut author Margaret Mizushima.

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Debut author Mizushima’s classic police procedural adds a fresh angle involving the work of K–9s. The appealing Robo knows what he’s doing, he just needs to train Mattie to trust him. Sue Henry fans will love.
Library Journal, Debut of the Month
Mizushima does an excellent job of developing [Mattie and Robo] as characters, allowing readers to feel a personal connection to them both. Overall a great debut for an up-and-coming mystery writer
RT Books Reviews, Top Pick
The interactions between Mattie and Robo will tug the heartstrings of every dog lover... Mizushima’s debut reflects both her skill as a suspense writer and her respect for animals. The shocking conclusion will stay with readers while they wait for the next story in the series. Pair this with Robert Crais' Suspect (2013)