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Fourth Installment in the Raine Stockton Dog Mystery Series: a short novella

Dog trainer Raine Stockton has lived all her life in the quiet community of Hansonville, North Carolina. She is the daughter of a judge, the niece of a sheriff, and the ex-wife of a deputy. She does not lead the kind of life, generally speaking, in which people get buried in her backyard. But when Cisco, Raine's mischievous golden retriever, digs up human bones beneath the site of what will soon be her new training kennel, mayhem ensues. With the state police swarming everywhere, references to a mass grave and suspicions of a serial killer, Raine is surrounded by chaos. But when her beautiful collie Majesty keeps disappearing and cryptic messages from a pet psychic only add to the confusion, Raine soon finds herself plunged into the midst of a mystery that is far too close to home. Can she and Cisco track down the truth before it's too late?

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  • Me & My Girls
  • 09-08-2014

Even if you don't love dogs

This is the fourth installment of the Raine Stockton dog mysteries. This one finds Raine starting over in a number of ways. She's finalizing her second divorce from Buck who's the new sheriff due to her uncle's heart attack. she's improving and rebuilding her dog training and kennel facilities and a there's new man in her life; even though they're not dating, really.
However a heavy rain prevents the foundation from being poured and her Golden Cisco digs up a human bone. The investigation leads to solving one very old murder, and the answer to a mass grave found in a nearby county. Plus no dogs were hurt in the writing of this book or in this audio.
My biggest problem with this selection is that it is by far the shortest audible selection I've ever used a credit to purchase. Still I don't regret using this credit to purchase this one; it's an easy satisfying listen. Even if you don't love dogs.

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  • TerriLynn
  • 04-10-2020

When our beloved dog chooses someone else...

I’ve had dogs my entire life(55yrs) and I know from personal experience what it is like when your beloved pet bonds with someone else who really needs and loves them. This book is my favorite in this series thus far! I listened to the last chapter several times before I could get through it without tears! So happy I stumbled onto this writer and this series! HIGHLY RECOMMEND for mystery AND dog lovers, especially trainers and handlers!!!
LOVED IT!!!

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  • Betty W
  • 14-06-2019

Great series!

This is the 4th book in a series and I loved it just like the first three! I like the characters, the story and the narrator is easy to listen to. Maybe I’m just a sucker for a good dog story! I highly recommend the series.

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  • Chris
  • 03-08-2017

Can't Get Enough

I can't get enough of these books! Listening to them on audible I can see all of it in my mind's eye from the lush green mountaintops to the little smirks on the dog's faces. Absolutely love it!

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  • beth
  • 08-09-2015

Too Short but Entertaining

A bit predictable but still worth the read. I was disappointed in the lengh of the book and not quite ready for the story to end but it did.

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  • Hailey
  • 29-01-2021

Only 3 hrs!! Beware. Not worth your credit cost.

Will return. Cute short story, but not a book. Simple, basic, nothing added ho hum

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-01-2021

I liked it

not good at this but I really liked this book. it caught your attention and kept it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-12-2020

OK story

I enjoyed the story, other than the dog Cisco being owned by a dog training facility and himself being routinely out of control. As a dog owner myself, I'm aware you always need to be aware of possible distractions. The dog is always dragging this way or that. Where is the training with this dog? The story was good though.

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  • Kim M. Brownell
  • 16-08-2020

Bone Yard book 4 Raine Stockton

Sad Raine "loaned" Majesty to her aunt to help with loneliness but excited that these stories take the human canine relationship to that next level. The level of family not just the dog.

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  • Suzanne Barlow
  • 05-07-2020

not a dog trainer

Any real dog trainer will have a challenge even getting through this book. The Story line was fine but I expect better from a 'dog' book.

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