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Margaret Mizushima

by Sandra Murphy,
Cynthia Chow, Terrance McArthur,
& Lorie Lewis Ham


Another year has ended, and once again we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2018. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5-10 favorite books they reviewed in 2018. Our newest reviewer, Katherine Costa, wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers went up in a separate post.

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by Cynthia Chow


After sifting through memories and discovering the truth about her abusive childhood, Timber Creek, Colorado Deputy Mattie has fallen into a morass of distrust and depression. Therapy helps, but it still comes down to the fact that there is no one Mattie trusts enough to let down her guard, share secrets, or reveal emotions. Mattie has even distanced herself from the friendship she had formed with veterinarian Cole Walker, allowing only her K-9 partner Robo to remain close.

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by Cynthia Chow


Nothing makes Timber Creek, Colorado’s Deputy Mattie Cobb prouder than working with her K-9 partner, Robo. It’s unfortunate that their latest assignment has them searching for Adrienne Howard, a human and animal masseuse and the girlfriend of Deputy Ken Brody. Mattie and Brody may have had their differences, but she would never have wished this upon her worst enemy. Robo proves himself to be a fantastic tracker, but this is a time when the results do not bring good news.

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by Cynthia Chow


Mattie Lu Cobb has been working as a K-9 officer for less than a month, but her seven years of experience with the Timber Creek County Sheriff’s office means that she’s not a novice. When a meeting with a high school principal to discuss K-9 inspections is cancelled due to a callout, it’s actually a relief for Mattie who, during her childhood, ran wild through school. Although Mattie never doubts her K-9 partner, Robo’s, skills, she couldn’t predict that his first assignment would result in the discovery of a teenager’s murdered body.

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