The Hiding Place by Paula Munier is the third book about Mercy Carr and her Belgian Malinois, Elvis. And there's a lot on Mercy's plate in this one. She just got handed one of her grandfather's cold cases involving a young woman named Beth Kilgore who went missing twenty years ago. George Rucker, the man who killed her grandfather twenty years ago, just escaped from prison. Mercy still hasn't repaired her relationship with Game Warden Troy Warner. And an army vet just showed up at her front door claiming Elvis is really his dog. Things go from bad to worse when someone delivers a pipe bomb to her grandmother's front door.
Even though there's a lot going on in this book, the focus remains on Mercy and Elvis ... and Troy and his Newfie Susie Bear. I really love these characters! I enjoyed their investigation, and that unexpected twist at the end. And I love the snowy Vermont setting. As always, Munier's writing is good. And Mercy isn't quite so stubborn and hard-headed this time around; she only makes one really stupid decision. Luckily, Elvis rectifies it fairly quickly. Because he's awesome. All the dogs in this book are awesome. It's one of the reasons I love this series so much.
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