DOWN AND DIE
first book in the
Chances Mystery Series
Joanna Campbell Slan
Sally Lippert, who believes in second chances.
were looking out into the future, the light faded in Sven’s brown eyes, and his
weight settled in my arms. A sob burst from my chest, as I whispered, “He’s
gone, isn’t he?”
clicking his dentures, pressed the stethoscope to my dog’s chest. After what
seemed like an eternity, he nodded.
gripped my shoulder. “I killed him!”
we faced each other. “You did not kill him. He’s been having seizures for the
past eight hours. You released him, Cara Mia. You gave him peace!”
sputtered and moaned and keened and all the sadness of the past six months
heaved up inside me and overflowed onto the shoulder of my friend. Kiki
Lowenstein simply held me, patting my back, making soothing sounds. The vet wisely
left us alone.
dog with you?”