About Even the Dog Knows

even the dog knows

Meg Gorton finds herself alone and lonely in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Three years earlier, she had packed what she could fit into her sister’s car and asked her estranged husband, Gary, to take care of Moses, their beloved black Labrador. Things between Meg and Gary hadn’t been the same after the loss of their only daughter many years ago. Even after raising their grandson, Troy, it was clear that if Meg wanted a new beginning, she would have to do it alone.

Haunted by the tragedy of his daughter’s death, Gary is stuck in his life in Woodstock, Virginia. He still owns and drives the bus for their hometown minor league baseball team, and he still thinks about the day his wife drove away.

Everything changes when Meg contacts Gary with a request to bring Moses to visit her one last time before the old dog passes on. Gary is reluctant, but Troy thinks it’s an excellent idea. They could even travel together in Gary’s bus. Along the way, Gary takes a detour to visit Troy’s ex-girlfriend, Grace. Gary might not know how to fix things with his wife, but he knows he doesn’t want Troy to make the same mistakes he did.

Although Moses is just a dog, he’s very observant. It doesn’t take long for him to figure out they are going on to see Meg. He knows he’s an old dog and that his time is near, but he also knows his family needs his help.

Even the Dog Knows is a novel that will take readers on a thousand-mile journey to find forgiveness, understanding, healing, and the meaning of true love and lasting love.

My review

This book touched me. I loved the way the author wrote it from multiple points of view. Including the dog, Moses. It’s a unique story that I didn’t want to put down.

There is a lot going on in this book. You’ve got Gary. He’s an older man who has let baseball become his entire life. That lead his wife, Meg to leave him. Gary cares for Moses in the home he shared with Meg. As a reader, I could tell he had a lot of regrets about life.

Meg is living in Florida. She has regrets as well. And she is lonely. She wants to see Moses before either of them die.

I loved the journey Gary, Moses, Troy (Gary’s grandson) and Grace (a family friend) go on to get their lives back to where they want them to be. There are secrets. There are adventures. And mishaps. This is a journey with a lot of heart. And I loved how everything gets tied together at the end.

Don’t miss this one! I loved it.

I was sent a copy of Even the Dog Knows as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

Purchase links

Amazon (affiliate link) – Deseret Book

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