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Burning Ridge
Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #4
BY Margaret Mizushima

Crooked Lane
September 11, 2018/ ISBN 9781683317784
Mystery: Police Procedural

Reviewed by  Jen Oliver

Burning Ridge is the fourth installment of the Timber Creek K-9 Mystery series. It continues the story of Office Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner, Robo. This time, Mattie is faced with solving a mystery of a charred body on a mountainside that hits way too close to home. Luckily she has the support of the local veterinarian and love interest, Cole Walker, and the support of her co-workers. Unfortunately, since this case hits so close to home, Mattie’s life is at stake. Will she be able to survive to solve another mystery with Robo?

This reader has not read the prior books in the series but was immediately swept in by the end of the first chapter. The characterization of Mattie Cobb is solid and this reader did not feel that much was missed by not reading the previous three books. The partnership between Mattie and her K-9 demonstrated true loyalty and was well documented throughout the book. The plot has enough twists and suspects without it being overwhelming and complicated, but is not predictable. The fact that Mattie is a cop is important for the plot and handled very well.
Any fans of dogs, police procedural mysteries, and/or series mysteries should pick up a copy of Burning Ridge. This reader would recommend picking up the other books in the series, but you can get enough characterization from just Burning Ridge.

Reviewed 2018
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