The story started slowly and I assumed this was a gentle tale of a friendship between a girl and a dog. Boy was I wrong! This slowly builds in excitement and I couldn't put it down. It was quite a thriller and I'm sure youngsters will enjoy the mystery.
I really liked the character of Minette, the Golden Doodle cross-breed dog. She sounds quite charming, walking around on her hind legs and collecting neighbourhood possessions like a naughty magpie.
I think there is a little issue with connecting with the target audience at the start, and it could use a more striking cover, but once you read a few pages you will be hooked. I think youngsters will enjoy this series, which reminded me of the Famous Five - type adventures I loved at this age.
I reviewed this book for Writers Web and was given a free copy, but opinions are entirely my own. www.writersweb.com.au