Book Review

[Review] Smoky Mountain Tracks – Donna Ball


What’s better on a cold winter night than a good mystery?
Smoky Mountain Tracks
by Donna Ball
Series: Raine Stockton Dog Mysteries #1
Publisher: Blue Merle Publishing
Release Date: December 15, 2013
Genre: Mystery
Format Read: Kindle
Source: Purchased on Amazon
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As a native of the small town of Hansonville, North Carolina, and a wilderness rescue worker, Raine Stockton knows the Smoky Mountains as well as anyone could, but she gave up her Search and Rescue work after a tragic loss. Now she reluctantly returns to active duty to help find a young child who has been kidnapped and taken deep into the forest. But as Raine’s young golden retriever, Cisco, picks up the trail, his enthusiasm fails to make up for his lack of experience, and their first foray into the forest results in disaster . . . and the discover of the kidnapper – shot dead.

Suspecting there’s more to the case than meets the eye, Raine struggles to overcome her personal demons, turns her search in new directions . . . and learns to trust Cisco to lead the way. 


From the first page, I was drawn into the saga of Raine, search and rescue dog trainer, and Buck, Deputy Sheriff, ex-husband and love interest. Together they are tracking a small child who is lost in the mountains of the Eastern US. It is also a story of moving on from the death of Raine’s Golden, and learning to love again. Will she learn to love Cisco, the new Golden in her life?

Together, the three of them search for the missing four-year-old girl and get drawn into the mystery of murder and intrigue. I really enjoyed this story. Lots of twists and turns and an ending that made me want more. Put it this way, I bought the next book in the series right away!! I fell down the rabbit hole . . . and enjoyed every minute!

That’s all for today 🙂 With love from the Ginger Mom . . .
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17 thoughts on “[Review] Smoky Mountain Tracks – Donna Ball”

    1. I am a dog lover, I’m reading the Raine Stockton series now but really love the Dogleg Island Mysteries.


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