Why I picked it: I’ve always loved dogs, and while I don’t like men just as much (lol!) I decided to grab a copy of this book because of the mystery theme surrounding the story.

Synopsis: When Hannah Legare was eleven, her father went on a fishing trip in Charleston Harbor and never came back. And while most of the town and her family accepted Buzz’s disappearance, Hannah remained steadfastly convinced of his imminent return.

More than twenty years later, Hannah’s new life in San Francisco is unraveling. Her marriage is on the rocks; her business is bankrupt. After a disastrous attempt to win back her husband, she is shipped to her mother’s home to “rest up,” and she is once again sucked into the mystery of her missing father. Suspecting that those closest to her are keeping secrets — including Palmer, her emotionally closed, well-mannered brother, and Warren, the beautiful boyfriend she left behind — Hannah sets out on an uproarious, dangerous quest that will test the whole family’s concept of loyalty and faith.

Type: Fiction

Quick Take: I didn’t like this book. The protagonist, Hannah, is very unlikeable. I wasn’t able to find myself rooting for her, considering all the bad things she has done (including cheating on her husband!). The writing style is okay, but the story is disappointing. I ended up loving the supporting characters and hating the main character. One of the things that interested me in the beginning was the title of the book – and the cover, too – but after finishing the story, I realized how much of a let-down this was. I wouldn’t recommend it.

 

Rating: 1/5 star
Source: Library, audiobook

Review: Men and Dogs
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