Easy to follow stand-alone. No editing errors, graphic violence or drag-you-down drama.Fast-paced storyline with descriptive writing that draws the reader into each scene. Surprise ending. Realistic view of animal and human communication. Believable characters with distinct personalities. Thought-provoking and memorable dialogue. “But if a person doesn’t get ahead, does that necessarily mean one is actually behind?”He sighed deeply. “I’ve never thought about it. Don’t you have plans for your future?”That was what Kate wanted to know. “I think planning for the future gets in the way of living the present. And I’m not sure it makes a person happier or less stressed out.”No desire to re-read this story. I always look forward to works by these authors.