Book Review-The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club-Duncan Whitehead

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

This is not a cozy mystery although the title of the book may seem like it is. This is a story about a small community in the South with some rather unique characters--all with secrets that they are hiding. There is a dog walking park in Gordonston--to be used only by the residents. Four women have joined into a club and meet every day to allow their dogs to play and to drink and
to GOSSIP! The one major thorn in their collective sides is an older gentleman who walks his dog in the park but doesn't use a "poopa scoopa". One of the members has just died and left behind a handsome widow who is about to run for mayor. None of the remaining ladies are married and let the back stabbing begin. They are not the only ones desperate to hide secrets. As the story unfolds more and more is revealed about several of the other residents--and you will find yourself totally involved. This book picks up steam the more you read!! There is a murder--but who did it and why will make you reel. And will there be others? You and I both will have to read the rest of the series to find out. The ending is great--but my lips (and fingers) are sealed!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Little is what it seems to be in a leafy Savannah neighborhood as members of an afternoon cocktail and dog walking club mourn a neighbor’s death. Jealousies surface when friends vie for the widower running for mayor. An old woman with an infamous uncle plots to avenge a wrong. Memories haunt a once successful children’s writer. And a model has won the trip of a lifetime.

But a killer lurks and secrets unfold, as does a web of deceit. Is anyone really who he or she seems to be? A mysterious South American, a young Italian count, and a charitable nephew add suspicion and intrigue, as do an enigmatic organization linked to organized crime, a handsome firefighter, and three widows with hidden agendas. What’s a retired accountant’s secret, and why did a former showgirl really have plastic surgery?

The plot thickens, the Georgia temperature rises, and someone is destined for an early unmarked grave. The truth contorts to a climax that leaves readers breathless.

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from Amazon)

Award Winning Writer, Duncan Whitehead, was born in England and is the author of the best-selling and award-winning GORDONSTON LADIES DOG WALKING CLUB Trilogy. The series, inspired by the quirky characters and eeriness in the real life Savannah neighborhood in which he once lived is a humorous mystery, which boasts an assortment of characters and plot twists.

He has also written over 2,000 spoof and comedy news articles, under various aliases, for a variety of websites both in the US and the UK.

He has written further novels; a comedy set in Manhattan, THE RELUCTANT JESUS, published in April 2014 and republished in July 2015 & three short stories.

Duncan is well known for his charity work, kindness to animals, children and old people; and, of course, his short-lived bullfighting career and his hideous hunchback.

In February 2045, he invented time travel and now spends much of his time in either the future (where he has won the lottery an astonishing 117 times) and the present day.

Author's Website

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Adrianas Best Recipes said...

I love Savannah and I am sure I will enjoy this book as story takes place there. And of course me being a dog lover I can be entertained reading about dog and the gossip chat their owners hold =)

Masshole Mommy said...

OOooh I love Savannah! I can't wait to check this book out.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

Are you sure there isn't just a bit of mystery in there? I mean, a murder often makes for a mystery. I can picture women gossiping and imagine that could be humorous.

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

Seems to me that there are lots of twists and turns in this book. I would love to read it! Thanks for the book review.

Neely said...

Huge fan of Savannah so I may check this one out! Thanks as always!

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

I will have to check this one out! I love Savannah so why not! - Jeanine

Saidah Washington said...

With all of these great book reviews I have a ton of books to read over the summer .

Myrah Duque said...

These reviews come in handy since it is summer and we take off quite a bit to different vacation spots! It's Reading and relaxing time!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love Savannah and think it's a great setting. I would love to personally find out more about these characters.

Kristen Campbell said...

This sounds great! I love stories set in the Deep South!

Carrie Rundhaug said...

Sounds like an interesting book! I will have to check it out.

Elizabeth O. said...

There's always something intriguing about mysteries and secrets and when an entire neighborhood is involved, you can't help but be interested in the story. I wonder what happens next! Thanks for the book review! You have me hooked.

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