“The Stalking Ground” by Margaret Mizushima is the second novel in her Timber Creek K-9 Mystery series. Like the first novel, “Killing Trail”, Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are called on to solve the mystery of a missing woman. The woman is the girlfriend of one of the sheriff’s deputies, Ken Brody. No one is eliminated as a suspect after the body is found. It’s Mattie and Robo’s task to find the killer.
The story is one that will keep you reading because there are so many suspects and the stories surrounding them and the deceased is increasingly interesting as the book proceeds.
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it as a very good mystery.
When Deputy Ken Brody's sweetheart goes missing in the mountains outside Timber Creek, Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are called to search. But it's mid-October and a dark snow storm is brewing over the high country. And they're already too late. By the time they find her body, the storm has broken and the snow is coming down hard.
While Brody hikes down to bring back the forensics team and veterinarian Cole Walker gathers supplies to protect them from the storm, Mattie and Robo find themselves alone, guarding the gravesite overnight in the dead of the early winter. And that's only the first long, dark night in a series of them, because as their investigation develops, Mattie, Robo, Brody, and Cole find themselves in the middle of the killer's stalking ground--where the hunters have just become the hunted.
An effortlessly engrossing read filled with tension, excitement, and heart, Stalking Ground, the second in Margaret Mizushima's lauded debut series, will send a chill down every reader's spine.