Review; Hanging Falls (Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #6) by Margaret Mizushima

Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the crime novel Hanging Falls (Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #6) by Margaret Mizushima through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review.

Description from Goodreads
Murder stalks the rugged Colorado high country--and sends Mattie Cobb on a quest to uncover the darkest secrets from her past in the sixth gripping installment of Margaret Mizushima's Timber Creek K-9 mysteries

A deluge has flooded the high ground near Hanging Falls--but heavy rains aren't the only menace descending on Timber Creek. While on a scouting mission to pinpoint trail damage, officer Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo stumble upon a body floating at the edge of a lake. Robo catches human scent, which leads to an enigmatic forest-dweller who quickly becomes suspect number one.

With help from veterinarian Cole Walker, Mattie identifies the victim, and discovers an odd religious cult whose dress and manners harken back to the 19th century. As the list of suspects grows, an unexpected visit from members of Mattie's long-lost family sheds new light on her childhood as they help Mattie piece together details of the fateful night when she was abducted at age two.

The tangled threads of the investigation and family dynamics begin to intertwine--but darkness threatens to claim a new victim before Mattie and Robo can track down the killers.

My Thoughts on the Book
How is it possible not to love Hanging Falls and the rest of the series? The characters have depth to them and as a GSD lover, Robo is irresistable. The plot is well crafted with multiple layers, which makes it more fun to read and it adds depth to the book.

I would highly recommend this book for contemporary crime lovers, especially if they in addition love dogs and/or horses.

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