I live in a quiet neighborhood with what I assume are good people. After reading this delightful book I may have to reassess my opinion!
The walking club consists of four older women, residents of Gordonston, a suburb of Savannah, Georgia. The chief activities of this group are gossiping, drinking cocktails, and walking their dogs. This quote made me giggle,” …each lady with her afternoon cocktail inside a red plastic cup.”
Although the ladies seem to be harmless busy bodies, there is so much more to this story including murder. The author does a great job of drawing the reader into a complex tale with interwoven events.
The ending begs for a sequel. I hope author Duncan Whitehead is in the process of writing one. And finally, I adore the cover!
This is my second book that I have read by Duncan, and I must admit, there was something I overlooked in the first book, namely, that Duncan is more than just a great writer. He is superb! Humor, wit, masterful stroke of a pen that leads you in the wrong direction on purpose, then takes you back to where he wants you to go. I've notice the reviews that are critical often miss the point of his intent, but to be sure, there is plenty of intent, and if you stick it all the way through, you will be rewarded with a great smile. I'm not one for putting books in boxes or checking off labels, so I won't. All I can say is that is a darn good book by an even greater writer.
The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club gets a rating just for its title! I can even see this as a film title and it would be no surprise if it was turned into a film. This story really reminds me of the Stepford Wives with its pristine lawns, friendly neighbours, everything prim and proper and right... except it's not. Something lurks beneath and what we get is a wonderful murder mystery. There's plenty of dark humour and being that the author is English, it's humour that I can relate to. Appealing characters and lots of intrigue, I'm eager to now read his Duncan's other novel, The Reluctant Jesus. Five stars!
Nothing compliments a great murder mystery like humor and gossip. In The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club, Duncan Whitehead has achieved a great mixture of these, balancing out the work throughout. There is a murderer loose in a sleepy Savannah, GA neighborhood, and everyone seems to be a suspect. With great attention to detail, fun and exciting characters, and vivid scenes and description, you can't go wrong with this one. The book will appeal to readers of all kinds of genres. Look to be stumped while thoroughly entertained and laughing all the way.
This is a really enjoyable and very entertaining book about a group of very colorful ladies who are out walking their dogs. They meet up in the park where they share the local gossip and rumors of the people in the neighborhood. Duncan Whitehead has created some interesting characters from all walks of life. The story is so well written that you can just imagine it was taken out of a real life situation. It is funny, charming and there are breathtaking events that almost leaves you panting for air.
This is a delightful little humorous romp that takes place in charming Georgia. Duncan Whitehead writes with a keen eye for detail and a sharp wit that keeps you glued to the pages and loving every moment. The varied cast of characters spin in and out of the action in an almost chaotic frenzy, and it's fun to get caught up in the whirlwind and see how the storm settles out. Who knew walking the dog could be so much fun! Hold onto your hat, you're in for a fun and entertaining ride!
They all look innocent, walking their dogs and sharing cocktail parties, respectable ladies of The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club. But the idyllic neighborhood is not only what it seems to be. I loved how the author tells the tale of each character, making them intertwine while completing the entire story in a perfectly flowing, seamless manner, smoothly and beautifully. It was hard to put this book down, so I just read it from cover to cover.
When its Duncan Whitehead pulling our strings, we really don't mind. He is a masterful writer who completely dominates this genre, his characters are multi-faceted and his plot is light, rich and intriguing, a very enterataining read. I just got my copy of book 2 in this series, looking towards diving in. This book is a #1 Bestseller and book 2 will indeed enjoy as much success.
A clutch of fabulous characters in the Georgia heat, none to be trusted, all with agendas up one sleeve and plots up the other. A killer, dangerous secrets, a web of lies, and a cool drink can be had in Duncan Whitehead's "Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club". All the fun that's legal, and more.