Skip to main content

People Problems by Deb McEwan

The Island Dog Squad, Book 3

On My Kindle BR reviews THE ISLAND DOG SQUAD (BOOK 3: PEOPLE PROBLEMS) by Deb McEwan
Peace and tranquility is shattered when a fire causes devastation to a rescue centre and its inhabitants. Arson is suspected by those determined to wreak revenge.

A dog squad member is taken in traumatic circumstances and others begin to disappear.
While Ben and Ellie fight for truth and justice along with Steve and Gina, Sandy and her four-legged pals are caught in the middle and are forced to endure tragedy and heartbreak.
This time it’s personal and Lola decides the squad will find a way to join their plucky people parents on a joint mission - to save the missing dogs and to bring the criminals to justice.
Can the men keep the dangerous mission a secret from those they love?
Will the dog squad and their new friends survive the wrath of the crazies and their vicious owners?
And will those missing ever be reunited with their people parents?
Packed with action, adventure and surprises around every corner, ‘The Island Dog Squad (People Problems)’ will make you laugh, cry and cheer.
Source: I borrowed this book on Kindle Unlimited and opted to share a review.
Genre: Fiction, Action, Adventure, Animals
Pub. Date: December 11, 2018
Series: The Island Dog Squad

PEOPLE PROBLEMS by Deb McEwan on Goodreads

Review

You remember the crazies and their owners from the first two books and how in the last book Sandy and the Dog Squad managed to get rid of one of them? Well, the other owners of the crazies are back and out for revenge. This time, they have gone too far by torching a local rescue, killing and maiming several rescue dogs in the process. The Dog Squad and their humans are on the case and even more determined than ever to rid their island of the crazies once and for all.

When you do download a copy of People Problems or read it on KU, you will see a familiar face in the "Supporting Cast" section in the front. That's right, folks! The same Lexi you see on marvelous Mondays and all over my Instagram feed is a character in the book. Pretty sweet, right?

The beginning of the book is really heartbreaking, as in "I was ugly-crying while reading it" heartbreaking. As a pet guardian of a rescue dog, it's particularly upsetting because I know the cruelty humans are capable of and I have seen the emotional damage that is the result of cruelty and neglect. The plot does lighten up a bit the further you get into the book, so it's not all stormy weather and unhappiness.

Reading the dialogue between the dogs is like reading a conversation between humans, except it's a bit simpler and punctuated with canine body language. The dialogue tags are well-executed, so it is easy to determine who the speaker is in the conversations. The dogs are incredibly expressive and they are easy to relate to. I love how each dog has its own personality; their individual tasks in the mission utilize their strengths and their opportunities for growth are easily forgiven. All of the dogs are loveable in their own way and I enjoyed seeing their development as characters in the book.

The Island Dog Squad (Book 3: People Problems) is a nice, light read that will fit in well with a family's library. If you have a soft spot for dogs, particularly rescue dogs, I think you'll enjoy the whole series.

Find TIDS (Book 3: People Problems) Online!

Find The Island Dog Squad!

The Island Dog Squad Series by Deb McEwan on Amazon

About Deb McEwan

Picture of Deb McEwan
Deb McEwan, author.

Following a career of over thirty years in the British Army, Deb and her husband moved to Cyprus to become weather refugees.

She’s written children's books about Jason the penguin and Barry the reindeer and adult books about aliens, the afterlife, soldiers, and netball players. The first book in the latest series 'Unlikely Soldiers' is set in nineteen seventies Britain. The second covers the early eighties and includes the Falklands War, service in Northern Ireland and (the former) West Germany. 'Friends and Revenge' is the third in the series, and takes a sinister turn of events.

'Court Out (A Netball Girls' Drama)' is Deb's latest book. Using netball as an escape from her miserable home life, Marsha Lawson is desperate to keep the past buried and to forge a brighter future. But she’s not the only one with secrets. When two players want revenge, a Tsunami of emotions is released at a tournament leaving destruction in its wake. As the wave starts spreading throughout the team, can Marsha and the others escape its deadly grasp, or will their emotional baggage pull them under, with devastating consequences for their families and team-mates? 'Court Out' will be published in August 2017.

Deb spends her time writing, avoiding housework and playing tour guide. She occasionally blogs about her books and (tongue in cheek) from Donut the dog's point of view. She also tries - and mostly fails - to keep the pounds off.

Book review: THE ISLAND DOG SQUAD (BOOK 3: PEOPLE PROBLEMS) by Deb McEwan

Comments