In Unleashed we meet Sydney Rye, an out of work woman who decides to adopt a rather large dog name Blue at the point in her life when she can probably least afford it. Things seem to turn around as a job as a dog walker almost literally falls in her lap. While this doesn’t sound like much of a career, it can be lucrative in New York City. Author Emily Kimelman doesn’t let her protagonist enjoy her new career very long as blue discovers something disturbing behind some dumpsters during a late-night walk.
“Back then, at the beginning of this story, before I’d ever seen a corpse, before Blue saved my life, before I felt what it was like to kill someone in cold blood, I was still Joy Humbolt.” [Joy becomes Sydney at some point]
I like the way Amazon describes this book; “a strong female protagonist and her rescue dog, Blue. It is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don’t mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome, rollicking good mystery!”
“I listened to the gentle purring she made as she slept and had an overwhelming urge to protect her–to stop all the pain she had ever known, to solve all of her problems. But that was stupid. So instead I took the dog for a walk.”