My thanks to the author for my copy. A delightful story about a golden retriever, Rochester who is adopted by a nondog lover after his Mom is killed. Steve Levitan is out walking one evening when hears 3 shots and sees his neighbor ‘s dog running to him. The dogs lead him back to his owner’s body. As the dog has nowhere to go, Steve keeps him. Rochester is very helpful in solving the mystery. I would have like to give this book 3.5 stars but will give it 4. I like very much Rochester behavior, that actions of the characters and the plot. Negative thoughts some of the information was not believable and felt the background have been researched better. I positively wanted someone to tell Steve to take Rochester to an obedience class. However, I know of many situations where the dog is the boss. I like the story so well, I read the next book. This is a debut book. I recommend this book for a light enjoyable read.