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Blog Tour and Giveaway for Hunting Hour by Margaret Mizushima

Hunting Hour

 A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery 

  by Margaret Mizushima

Hunting Hour: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery  
Mystery/Police Procedurals/Woman Sleuths  
3rd in Series Crooked Lane Books (August 8, 2017)  
Hardcover: 320 pages  
ISBN-13: 978-1683312772  
Deputy Mattie Cobb is in a dark place and has withdrawn from Cole Walker and his family to work on issues from her past. When she and her K-9 partner Robo get called to track a missing junior high student, they find the girl dead on Smoker’s Hill behind the high school, and Mattie must head to the Walker home to break the bad news. But that’s only the start of trouble in Timber Creek, because soon another girl goes missing—and this time it’s one of Cole’s daughters.
Knowing that each hour a child remains missing lessens the probability of finding her alive, Mattie and Robo lead the hunt while Cole and community volunteers join in to search everywhere. To no avail. It seems that someone has snatched all trace of the Walker girl from their midst, including her scent. Grasping at straws, Mattie and Robo follow a phoned-in tip into the dense forest, where they hope to find a trace of the girl’s scent and to rescue her alive. But when Robo does catch her scent, it leads them to information that challenges everything they thought they knew about the case.
Mattie and Robo must rush to hunt down the kidnapper before they’re too late in Hunting Hour, the third installment in critically acclaimed author Margaret Mizushima’s exhilarating mystery series.

About the Author

Margaret Mizushima is the author of the Timber Creek K-9 mysteries, which includes Killing Trail (Crooked Lane Books, 2015) nominated for an RT Reviewer’s Choice award for best first mystery, Stalking Ground (Crooked Lane Books, 2016) a finalist in the Colorado Book Awards mystery category, and Hunting Hour (Crooked Lane Books, 2017). She has a background in speech pathology and practiced in an acute care hospital before establishing her own rehabilitation agency. Currently, she balances writing with assisting her husband with their veterinary clinic and Angus cattle herd. She enjoys reading and hiking, and she lives on a small ranch in Colorado where she and her husband raised two daughters and a multitude of animals.

Facebook: @authormargaretmizushima  
Twitter: @margmizu  

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I have to admit that I am thoroughly enjoying this series. Following the deepening relationship between Mattie and Robo has been an incredible journey and this installment is no exception. Mattie really relies on her partner by this point and it just makes the book amazing as a results. The additional personal elements gave the story a new dimension to go with. The writing keeps the reader hooked and the mystery kept me guessing with a few surprise twists along the way just to make it even more interesting. I am fully invested in the characters now and am looking forward to future installments to see what happens next. if you enjoy mystery novels with police presence and a strong female lead character then this is the series for you. The K-9 addition just makes it even better. I highly recommend them all! I  really enjoyed it so I give it 4/5 stars.

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