The Good Son: A Suspense Thriller (A Reed & Billie Novel Book 2) by Dustin Stevens is a fast-paced, suspense-filled thriller. Detective Reed Mattox and his K-9 partner, Billie, a black Belgian Malinois who resembled a wolf, had each lost their previous partners and have worked together for six months.
I gave this story four stars. The storyline itself was riveting. There were typos and homonyms that needed editing. There were some repetitive phrases that were distracting. "The Good Son" was over used. Standing to "full height" was also used too much.
The author is gifted at bringing scenes to life: "Hearing the thick Velcro straps rip free was a welcome sound to Reed’s ears as he shrugged out of the Kevlar vest, letting it fall to the ground, the world instantly 10 degrees cooler. The t-shirt he had worn under the vest was soaked, the breeze hitting the damp cotton, helping to lower his body temperature. “Man, that feels better,” Reed said, closing his eyes and lifting his face to the sky. The new angle allowed sweat to stream down his face, a direct result of the situation he was just in, completely independent of the chilly October weather."
At Reed's previous precinct he was frustrated by the coroner. "Reed had worked with a cantankerous old man named Dr. Wilbern, someone as stodgy as anybody Reed had ever encountered. Forcing himself to stop by the coroner’s office then was an exercise in self-discipline, trying to refrain from rolling his eyes and throwing a quick sucker punch each time the doctor opened his mouth."
I look forward to reading The Boat Man, Book 1 even though I'll be reading them out of order.
Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Good-Son-Suspense-Thriller-Billie-ebook/dp/B01E7UCSOY