The Finders by Jeffrey B. Burton

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Finders

Summary: What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted?

Jeffrey B. Burton’s The Finders marks the beginning of a fast-paced new mystery series featuring a heroic golden retriever cadaver dog named Vira and her handler, Mason Reid.

Mason “Mace” Reid lives on the outskirts of Chicago and specializes in human remains detection. He trains dogs to hunt for the dead. Reid’s coming off a taxing year—mourning the death of a beloved springer spaniel as well as the dissolution of his marriage. He adopts a rescue dog with a mysterious past—a golden retriever named Vira. And when Reid begins training Vira as a cadaver dog, he comes to realize just how special the newest addition to his family truly is…

Suddenly, Reid and his prize pupil find themselves hurled into a taxing murder case, which will push them to their very limits. Paired with determined Chicago Police Officer Kippy Gimm, Mace must put all his trust in Vira’s abilities to thwart a serial killer who has now set his sights on Mace himself.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

Ok, so I didn’t request this book. I was sent a Netgalley widget and thought it sounded ok- so I accepted the widget and about a week later, it got lost in a pile of books on my Kindle. Seriously happens all the time.

Many months later, I was looking through my Kindle and I saw this book and decided to check it out.


What I liked:

Even though I am mainly Team Cat, I do love a dog cover.

The hint of romance between Mace and Kippy.


What didn’t work for me:

Mace & his  self-deprecating ways -and a little bit of that goes a long way.

The constant references to nicknames for the characters. Mace was called DogMan. There was a kid that was called Feral Boy. The bad person referred to himself as Everyman. It just grated on my nerves. In fact, there was a fairly lengthy paragraph type post where the character Mace must have used the name FeralBoy at least 10 times and it just did not need to be done.


Bottom line: For me, it was ok. The ending def upped my interest- I love when the bad people hide in plain sight- but I seriously doubt that I will be checking out future books in the series.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

2 thoughts on “The Finders by Jeffrey B. Burton

  1. I rarely read books with animals as a focus (whether on the cover or just a major part of the story). I’m always too afraid that something bad will happen to it!

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