Margaret Mizushima has written a great action novel, “Killing Trail”. This is her debut novel and I hope the first in a long line of novels about Mattie Cobb and Robo. I liked the fact that Mattie is her own person and can stand up to the men she has to work with. She has a fantastic relationship with her canine partner and they move as one when working.
This novel is so intriguing because the reader just “knows” that the killer is this one person…not so fast…Mattie and Robo have other ideas. I promise you that you will love the suspense in this book and will wish for more to come in later novels. The only comment I have is that I would like to know more about Mattie; who she is, where she has been, and more.
When a young girl is found dead in the mountains outside Timber Creek, life-long resident Officer Mattie Cobb and her partner, K-9 police dog Robo, are assigned to the case that has rocked the small Colorado town.
With the help of Cole Walker, local veterinarian and a single father, Mattie and Robo must track down the truth before it 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 a gripping read that will have readers clamoring for more Mattie and Robo for years to come. Fans of Nevada Barr and C.J. Box will love this explosive debut.