This week's book is The Big Chili by Julia Buckley.
Here's how the book begins:
My chocolate Labrador watched me as I parked my previously loved Volvo wagon and took my covered pan out of the backseat; the autumn wind buffeted my face and made a mess of my hair.
And jumping a head to page 56, we find:
Pet sighed. "This is what upsets me, Lilah,"
"I- Well, I'm afriad people will say I had a motive."
If all goes according to play, I should be finishing this book up today. I'm enjoying it so far; here's hoping that continues."