4 out of 5 Stars
Counios & Gane were just at the Saskatchewan Book Awards last week after being nominated for an award on their newest Shepherd & Wolfe novel “Wolfe in Shepherd’s Clothing“. So, in support I thought I would post my review for their first novel in the series “Along Comes a Wolfe“
The first exciting adventure of Shepherd and Wolfe.
High school student, Sheri Beckman, has disappeared. After a massive search turns up nothing, her boyfriend, Tony Shepherd, joins forces with the wise-ass troublemaker, Charlie Wolfe, to find out what happened.
However, Charlie’s way isn’t always lawful, so when another missing girl shows up dead, Tony must decide whether doing right sometimes means doing wrong. Against a ruthless killer, they must work together and stop him before someone else dies.
These aren’t your parent’s boy detectives.
These may not be the Hardy Boys, BUT I LOVE THEM!! What a wonderful contrast in characters. Tony Shepherd is the serious, logical one and Charlie Wolfe the wise cracking, erratic one. It really gave the book a Holmes and Watson sort of vibe (with more humorous banter!)
“Ah, look at that. We ran this trail together. Something even you didn’t do with her.”
“Are you just naturally a dick or does it take practice?”
“You quit whining and had a bit of a backbone there for a second.”
I definitely resounded more with Charlie! His mentality and rationale absolutely made me think that he and I would be great friends…. if we wanted friends.
“We’ve almost gone around the whole campus!”
“The whole place is one big loop,to herd the sheep in circles and keep us from realizing we’re being indocrinated into the system.”
The mystery definitely kept me guessing to the very end! I loved the chapters that were through the eyes of the killer. You got a peek into their motivation, but no clue as to who they may be.
I will say the one little in this book that got to me a bit (and you will all probably think I’m crazy and think “really, Nicole??”) was Shepherd’s family. They are SO SWEET!! Like, “Full House” sickly sitcom kind of sweet. Maybe it’s just me. If any of you have a family like this, please comment and prove me wrong! Tony is such a good kid, doing everything without being asked, they all talk about EVERYTHING and they’re always getting through everything together. Again. I know I’m crazy. But, I’ve been in MANY households with teenagers and I’ve never seen a family like this! It just rang a little un-realistic to me… But, if that’s my only silly complaint, then the book must be pretty good!!
I can’t wait to continue the partnership of Shepherd and Wolf, and to learn more about the mysterious life of Charlie Wolfe!!
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Angie teaches by day, and writes film scripts and fiction the rest of the time. When she’s not teaching or writing, she’s packing a bag for another adventure, completing a goal list, playing with her camera or practising yoga.
David is a writer, teacher, and stay-at-home dad. He writes film scripts and fiction, and has also composed poetry, plays, and academic film reviews. He occasionally teaches screenwriting at the University of Regina.
Along Comes a Wolfe is Best Served with Othello’s Green Eyed Monster
…How in the hell would this drink pair with this book?? Well, I guess you’ll have to read the book to find out!
- 1/2 oz Melon Liqueur
- 1 oz Vodka
- 1 oz Simple Syrup
- 2 oz Orange Juice
- 1 oz Lime Juice
- 1 oz Lemon Juice
- Put all ingredients in a shaker full of ice
- Shake until chilled
- Strain into glass
- Feel free to garnish with 2 melon balls for the “eyes”