The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club by Duncan Whitehead
Something is not quite right in the leafy Savannah neighborhood of Gordonston.
As the friends and fellow members of her afternoon cocktail club gather to mourn the death and lament the life of their neighbor, Thelma Miller, not all is what it seems.
As friends vie for the attention of widower and mayoral candidate Elliott, jealousies surface and friendships are strained. An old woman with a dark secret plots her revenge for a perceived wrong done over thirty years before, a once successful children’s writer is haunted by memories of the past and aspiring model Kelly Hudd has just won the trip of a lifetime.
Soon secrets are revealed and an intertwined web of deceits and lies surfaces in the middle class neighborhood where a killer lurks, but is anyone really who they seem to be? A mysterious old man in Argentina, an Italian count parading the streets of Paris and a charitable nephew recently arrived from India add to the remarkable assortment of characters in this story of intrigue, deceit and revenge. What is the secret a retired accountant is trying to hide and just why did former showgirl Carla Zipp really have plastic surgery?
As twists and turns lead the reader to a conclusion that they won’t see coming and a sucker punch ending that will leave readers breathless, the Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club’s top priority remains the need to chastise the culprit who refuses to ‘scoop’ after his dog walking sessions in their treasured park.