Under the Dog Star by Sandra Parshall (Blackstone)

Narrator Tavia Gilbert fully conveys the country twang and warmhearted nature of capable, hardworking vet Rachel Goddard. In her Virginia mountain town she investigates the troubling disappearance of local pets and struggles to capture and reform feral canines that are killing area livestock. Also dead-on is Gilbert’s characterization of Sheriff Tom Bridger, Goddard’s live-in beau, who is investigating the murder of a local doctor by a vicious dog. AudioFile