This is a favorite new series. The books feature Mercy Carr and her military dog, Elvis, who have come home to Vermont to nurse their wounds (and their PTSD) after losing the love of both their lives, Martinez, in Afghanistan. Both have reacclimated to a degree, though Mercy has a hard time with trust and tends to hold herself back when it comes to relationships. While Mercy is slightly on the outs with her perhaps boyfriend, game warden Troy, her life is a full one. She’s taken in a teenage mother, her baby, and her boyfriend; she has a tight relationship with her grandmother, Patience, a vet; and she and Elvis are now working as a complete team.
This languorous, gently beautiful novel set in gorgeous Tuscany could not be more delectable. Retired NYPD detective Nico Doyle has relocated to Tuscany after the death of his wife, Rita, a native Italian. He has family ties in the form of his wife’s sister, Tilde, and her family. Out for his morning run as the book opens, he discovers two things: a dog, and a dead body. He more or less adopts the dog – whom he christens One Wag – and hastily attempts to hand the murder off to the local police.
Join us on Thursday, November 21, 6 p.m. at the Session Room to discuss Paula Munier’s debut, A Borrowing of Bones. This well written novel focuses on Mercy (human) and Elvis (canine), both back from Afghanistan and both suffering from PTSD. Together they form a good team. Setting, character and plot are all excellent – all are welcome to join our discussion! Read my review here