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Reviewed by Natalie Soine for Readers' Favorite
Creekside Gamble by Susan Davis Herring is an exciting novel that tells the story of animal-lover Dr. Karen Henderson, an English Professor at Oakdale College, and her friend Joel Jordan, artist and photographer. Karen discovers some discarded documents that she shares with Dr. Charlene Watson, an accounting professor, to figure out what the documents are all about as she suspects they may contain evidence of gambling and illegal dog fights. Sheriff Ron Clayton has made it his business to end the dog fights with the help of Deputy Tommy Bradshaw. An investigation leads to Brad Sutter, one of the county’s VIPs. This well-known investment advisor is active in community groups. Investment counselor George Anderson becomes their prime suspect when he is linked to dog thief Willie Covington. As the investigation continues, Karen and her friends realize that their lives may be in danger when they receive an unexpected visit during a dinner at one of their homes.
I would recommend Creekside Gamble to any person who is looking for a mystery novel. I enjoyed the descriptive writing, interesting characters and small-town theme, and the scenes when Karen goes out on her canoe, which are so well written that the reader would want to take up canoeing as a sport. For example: “As she played in the current, she felt the tension from the past few days melt away, loosening her muscles and relaxing her mind, allowing her to focus on the water and feel the boat and the paddle as part of herself.” The plot is well thought out, and the story is well constructed with a smooth flow. I also enjoyed the suspenseful way in which the story develops. There are no negative aspects to this story. Creekside Gamble by Susan Davis Herring is an easy, relaxing read with no mature content and is suitable for all ages. An awesome story!