Reviews

Praise for Lawyers, Dogs, and Money, Book 2 in the Veronica Kildare K-9 Mystery Series:

REVIEW Lawyers Dogs and Money

Lawyers, Dogs, and Money is a story of resilience, bravery, and the unwavering bond between humans and their loyal canine companions… Tracy Carter is a remarkable author who has written a literary gem!” — Midwest Book Review

Lawyers, Dogs, and Money…maintains the reader’s interest throughout with an intriguing and adventurous plot at its center…Veronica Kildare and her dog, Leda, are the central protagonists…and they extend their charming relationship in a well-written adventure mystery. Carter has a knack for making both humans and animals shine…An entertaining mystery yarn. — The BookLife Prize

“I love Leda, Veronica’s service dog—well-trained, courageous, and always eager to work…Dog lovers…will fall in love with the various dogs in the story and will cheer Veronica on as she strives to solve the puzzling mystery of Kadri’s stalker.” — Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review

“A young hiker has gone missing…and a wildfire rapidly approaches. Luckily, this is the pressure Veronica Kildare and her dog Leda thrive on. The intense action begins with a perilous search and rescue and the book never loses its punch throughout the story as Veronica stares down further hazards in the succeeding chapters… Veronica…and Leda are characters who will win your heart as they attempt to resolve their latest case. Every scene between the pair is written authentically, with moments of humor and thoughtfulness.” — The Book Review Directory

Praise for Dogged Pursuit, Book 1 in the Veronica Kildare K-9 Mystery Series:

“When the star expert witness in a high-profile murder case goes missing, dog trainer Veronica Kildare and her Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Leda, are on the case. With a gorgeous setting in the Colorado wilderness; a relatable protagonist with a troubled past; crisp, clear writing; and a deftly handled twist near the end, Tracy Carter’s mystery, Dogged Pursuit, is a debut to watch for.” — Connie Berry, USA Today best-selling and Agatha-nominated author of The Kate Hamilton Mysteries
“The search for a missing scientist challenges the mettle of a dog trainer and her stellar Chesapeake Bay Retriever in this mystery/adventure that takes readers deep into Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park…Carter’s articulately composed series opener, which gradually picks up steam as it heads toward a dramatic finale, is packed with engaging extras beyond the adventure itself…A mystery with a nice mix of tenderness, humor, and excitement.” — Kirkus Reviews
“This debut novel has something for a variety of readers: adventure, a grand setting, training dogs, and outdoor gear surrounding a fast-paced mystery and a nightmarish past…The female protagonist is sharp and quick-witted. She knows how to deal with dogs and people while working hard to put her past behind her. She tackles problems head-on, proving herself to be a solid role model for victims of trauma. The dogs will win over all readers with the ability to help solve a mystery as well as calm victims.” — The BookLife Prize
“Tracy Carter’s debut novel Dogged Pursuit is a canine mystery that will engross dog lovers and mystery readers to the very end. With a spectacular setting in the Colorado mountains, the author has set a compelling stage…The plot follows Veronica and Leda on their paths to find people, sniff out drugs, and rescue abused stray dogs. Each little story within the developing plot will have readers cheering for this engaging duo. The characters, both human and canine, are well-developed, the dog training facts are well-researched and shared in an interesting and informative format, and the descriptive narrative makes the scenes awe-inspiring. A great read.” — Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review
The author, Tracy Carter, crafts an action-packed adventure blended smoothly with mystery and hope. The storyline is polished and clever. The character development is well done and complete. By the end of the book, I felt connected to the characters and cheering them on. The plot twists she devised are smooth and deliberate. Carter did an excellent job of making the story feel authentic and realistic through dialogue and rich imagery…The narrator, Alyssa Baumann, captured and projected the personality of Veronica perfectly. She is very adept at projecting emotions and situations in a clear and intense manner. The excitement and energy she brought to the book were spot-on. Alyssa Baumann added to my enjoyment of this story! — AudioBookReviewer

“…This is an exceptional debut novel! Extremely well plotted with thoroughly described settings and interesting characters, this book will leave the reader hanging repeatedly just to catch them before they reach bottom. So well done! Kudos to Ms. Carter!! I very much enjoyed this book and do recommend it!”
★★★★★ — Amazon Reviewer

“Wow! This is supposed to be a debut book for a new author, but this book read like a polished professional wrote it. The author brought the reader along on a great journey into the world of canine search and rescue. I really enjoyed seeing the inside of what it takes to train dogs for this purpose. The characters (both human and canine), were believable and easy to relate to. I felt like I was with them step by step on their journey, and I LOVED LOVED LOVED the ending!…I’m really looking forward to the next book in the series. Get busy, Ms. Carter- your fans await!”
★★★★★Amazon Reviewer

“I’m in love with these characters! The mystery is exciting, the setting is beautiful, the dogs are amazing. I can’t wait for book two!”
★★★★★ — Amazon Reviewer

Tracy Carter’s Dogged Pursuit is #1
“I have already pre-ordered the second novel in this series. Lawyers, Dogs, and Money comes out at the end of June! I can’t wait! Tracy Carter’s style combines everything that I love in a novel: A good mystery, a sassy woman, a heart-stealing doggie, a smart plot, powerful description, subtle clues, and well-researched content. Keep’em coming Ms. Carter! I’m a fan!”
★★★★★Amazon Reviewer

“Non-stop action, a very good story line. I could NOT put this book down, just forgot my glass of wine, and Kept reading! Read it all in just one sitting. This is a very good writer, friend. And well trained dog, as well! You will like this book, I promise.”
★★★★★ — Amazon Reviewer

“…This one is not JUST a mystery with a dog, but is smooth reading for anyone who wants a story with depth and subplots. I LOVED it! The characters are well developed and the story is well written. I liked all the discussions and tangents to the main plot. They are interesting bits of history, useful information, commentary, all set in the magic of the Rocky Mountains.”
★★★★★Amazon Reviewer

“Dogged Pursuit is a fast-paced story and the narration was so very well done to give these characters personality and make for an entertaining listen!
 Solid characters with a brief background so you know where the lead is coming from. I love how it has so many twists and turns and keeps you guessing how it will work out.
The whole thing is fast-paced, but by the last few chapters, I couldn’t put it down.”
Texas Book Nook

“4 1/2 stars for me. This was an interesting story. I loved the tracking, clue hunting, bravery and compassion of Veronica Kildare. Her connection to Leda, her main tracking dog, was wonderful. Hunting for a missing professor led to danger, shoot outs, and near misses. The descriptions of the wilderness, mountains, and more had me wishing to be there. There was a lot of research done for this story. I enjoyed this and look forward to the next in the series. The narration by Alyssa Baumann gave an added dimension to the story. She was clear and wonderful to listen to.”
— Iron Canuck Reviews

“Dogged Pursuit by Tracy Carter. Dogged Pursuit is a great cozy mystery that will delight dog lovers everywhere! The story is very engaging with duel mysteries. First the mystery of the main character, Veronica Kildare’s past that is slowly revealed to the reader through out the book, and the missing person that Veronica and her search and rescue dog is looking for. This is a great audiobook that is easy to listen to and will keep you engaged to the very end.”
The Cozy Green Library

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