- Author Kathryn Donahue
- Release Date November 7, 2017
- Publisher North Star Editions
- ISBN/ASIN 9781635839029
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Diana S
Daniel Ashe is an overworked and jaded literary agent who hires Annie Doherty, an Irish dog walker, to take care of his two dogs. His career isn’t going so well, so he needs to spend more time away from home trying to find his dream client.
Annie writes a diary every day about Daniel’s dogs and their secret lives. Not expecting this, Daniel becomes engrossed in the stories and looks forward to them every day. Daniel doesn’t believe in love, and is surprised to find he is a romantic hero in the diary.
I have never read a novel quite like this before. Part of it is told from the dog’s point of view and part from the view of Annie and Daniel. There are a lot of different tales and characters to keep up with. To say this is an unusual novel is an understatement, but after I got into it, I was enthralled with the form of writing used.
This is Kathryn Donahue’s first novel and it will be interesting to see what she comes up with next. I recommend you give THE DOG WALKER’S DIARY a try and see where it takes you.