Read Collared (Andy Carpenter, #16) Online Free - Lawyer Andy Carpenter's true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. All kinds of dogs make their way to the foundation, and it isn't that surprising to find a dog abandoned at the shelter one morning, though it was accompanied by a mysterious anonymous note. But they are quite surprised when they scan the dog's embedded chip, and discover that they know this dog. He is the -DNA dog.-
Two and a half years ago, Jill Hickman was a single mother of an adopted baby. Her baby and dog were kidnapped in broad daylight in Eastside Park, and they haven't been seen since. A tip came in that ID'd a former boyfriend of Hickman's, Keith Wachtel, as the kidnapper. A search of his house showed no sign of the child but did uncover more incriminating evidence, and the clincher that generated Wachtel's arrest was some dog hair, notable since Wachtel did not have a dog. DNA tests showed conclusively that the hair belonged to Hickman's dog. Wachtel was convicted of kidnapping, but the dog and baby were never found.
Now, with the reappearance of the dog, the case is brought back to light, and the search for the child renewed. Goaded by his wife's desire to help a friend and fellow mother and Andy's desire to make sure the real kidnapper is in jail, Andy and his team enter the case. But what they start to uncover is far more complicated and dangerous than they ever expected.
|Title||:||Collared (Andy Carpenter, #16)|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
June 18, 2017
I have been a fan of David Rosenfelt’s Andy Carpenter series since the first book. It's a winning formula - smart aleck lawyer (low on energy but high on smarts), dogs and a good mystery. These are light, fun books. They won't have you on the edge of your seat but they always bring a smile to you...
August 19, 2017
With Collared, the Andy Carpenter series now consists of 16 books. This author thing must be working out for David Rosenfelt. He's found a formula that works and his books are consistently good. There is a bevy of reliable characters who support Andy the Reluctant Lawyer, Dog Lover, and Wiseacre....
July 08, 2017
Good Lord, is this really #16? I can’t believe I’ve been reading the series for so long but I guess that’s a testament to this author’s winning formula. This is one of those series where if you enjoy one, you’ll enjoy them all.
The beginning made me think of that old book “The Cat Came Back”. Subs...
September 03, 2017
This is the first book in the series that I have read. I would not suggest it as I felt there were things the author assumed you knew. The story was good and kept me guessing. I love dogs so that was a fun addition.
November 17, 2017
When you read an Andy Carpenter story you know just what you’re getting… humor, sarcasm, mystery, courtroom shenanigans. And of course there is always - in some way, shape, or form - a dog involved. Although the books generally tend to follow a formula, I think that Collared is one of his better...
January 13, 2018
I picked it up for the cover alone. I found this while shelf surfing at my library. I read the authors blurb, he has 35 dogs, runs a rescue. My kind of human, I had to give the book a try. It was a fun quick mystery with realistic drama.
The main character is lawyer who doesn't need to work for a...
August 02, 2017
This series is a lighter legal read than a legal thriller, more mystery but not quite a cozy. Regardless of that, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Andy Carpenter is a reluctant defense lawyer, who was not even sure he wanted to renew his licence at the beginning of the book. His wife and partner i...
June 27, 2017
★ ★ ★ 1/2 (rounded up)
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
I know I take dog-loving to a somewhat absurd degree, but what he just said pleases me. Someone who doesn’t care about dogs, or this one in particular, would have said, “It’s about the dog being found.” But he said Cod...
July 23, 2017
The last Andy Carpenter book is one of his best. A border collie is left at the Tara Foundation. A scam reveals that this is the dog that was stolen when a baby was kidnapped a few years ago. A boyfriend of the Mother was convict of the crime but the child and dog were never located. In order to...
September 28, 2017
Review to follow.