The Secret Life of Souls

The Secret Life of Souls

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A gripping family drama that brilliantly explores the relationship between a young girl and her dog—and the mysteries that lie within.
At the heart of this psychological suspense novel is the haunting depiction of a family’s fall and the extraordinary gifted dog, Caity, who knows the truth. As the drama unfolds Caity evolves from protector to savior, from scapegoat to prop, and eventually, from avenger to survivor. She is an unselfish soul in a selfish world—and she is written with depth and grace by authors Ketchum and Mckee, who display a profound understanding of a dog’s complex emotions. With her telling instincts and her capacity for joy and transformative love, Caity joins the pantheon of great dogs in contemporary literature. Eleven year old actress Delia Cross is beautiful, talented, charismatic. A true a star in the making. Her days are a blur of hard work on ­set, auditions and tutors. Her family—driven, pill­-popping stage mother Pat, wastrel dad Bart, and introverted twin brother Robbie—depends on her for their upscale lifestyle. Delia in turn depends on Caity, her beloved ginger Queensland Heeler—and loyal friend—for the calming private space they share. Delia is on the verge of a professional break through. But just as the contracts are about to be signed, there is a freak accident that puts Delia in the danger zone with only Caity to protect her.

Baker & Taylor
A ginger Queensland Heeler, Caity, must loyally protect her friend, Delia, a beautiful and talented child actress, after she falls victim to a freak accident, which wreaks havoc on the entire family that depends on her for their upscale lifestyle.

& Taylor

An Australian cattle dog named Caity must loyally protect her friend, Delia, a beautiful and talented child actress, after she falls victim to a freak accident that wreaks havoc on the entire family, who depend on her for their upscale lifestyle.

Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2016
Edition: First Pegasus Books edition
ISBN: 9781681772349
Branch Call Number: Fiction Ketchum
Characteristics: x, 223 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: McKee, Lucky - Author


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May 03, 2019

It was a light, feel-good read. At least for the most part. It showcased a tight bond between a girl and her dog. However, the soul connection wasn't really that well explained. Just mentioned here and there. The ending was rough. I have to admit that I did not see it coming. Not bad, but not riveting, either.

Sep 28, 2017

An absolutely wonderful read. Oh yes, there are horrific things that had me shaking for being so mad. and so near tears. It didn't help that the anniversary of my own dog, Maxx had to be euthanized, a year next month. But he was so old and kept getting sick with liver dysfunction and had gone blind. He was 19. I still feel the guilt of that decision. Caity reminded me of Maxx with her protectiveness. I miss him so terribly, but I know he's no longer in pain. I was so glad Caity survived, despite it all. You won't regret reading this, it is wonderful and a real heart breaker, with much strength. Happy Reading!

Dec 26, 2016

You are not going to want to put this book down even though it horrifies in unexpected ways.


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