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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Review: Kutter

Kutter Kutter by Jeff Strand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review of KUTTER by Jeff Strand

The very best factor in this book is the character evolution. The next best factor is the delightful dogs (yes, all of them, even the meanies). Those two factors alone would satisfy me. But author Jeff Strand, who thoroughly knows what he's about before he sets to the keyboard, additionally gives us a wonderful story which leavens serious horror with humor, empathy, suspense, and a neat turning-of-tables as the protagonist (initally an unfeeling, almost robotic, individual whose only excitement comes from an odd version of serial killing) is confronted emotionally by a pesky co-worker, a new lady, his found dog's former owner, and physically by two fear-inducing men with mean dogs and a serious agenda.

I would have read this novel just because of the author. I would have read it just because of "Kutter," the Boston Terrier. The gift of character evolution brought the story to an entirely new high level for me. Love it.

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