Just devoured the latest novel “Just Life” by author Neil Abramson. This novel had me feeling tense throughout. The story is set in New York City, amidst the high-stakes, life and death events unfolding rapidly around Samantha and her no-kill shelter. Sam must race against the clock to save her dogs lives during an unknown epidemic outbreak that is threatening the lives of small children in an isolated NYC neighborhood. Are the dogs to blame?
As the story unfolds, we are introduced to an assortment of characters associated with the burgeoning epidemic that is threatening Sam’s shelter as well as all dogs within the NYC neighborhood, which has become ground zero. The humans in this story seem as broken, if not more so than the shelter dogs, themselves. Who needs saving more?
About one third of the way into this novel, the story really kicks into high gear and the race is on to the solve not only the mystery of the epidemic itself, but the very lives of Sam’s shelter dogs as well as the dogs of the neighborhood residents.
What I found so disturbing about this book was that it asks the question what would you do if you found yourself in this situation? What would you do if you knew the government was coming to take your dog away?
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