1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $34.99

Buy for $34.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

He was suspect number one - the man who tried to kill Deputy Mattie Cobb and may have killed her father 30 years earlier. But when Mattie and cold-case Detective Jim Hauck reach the Colorado state prison where they will finally get to interview him, he's found dead in his cell. There's only one clue: a map leading to Timber Creek and rugged Redstone Ridge. 

Following the clue, Mattie and her K-9 partner, Robo, journey into the burned forest surrounding Redstone Ridge. But before they can finish their search, they're called to help investigate the death of a young woman found in a campground filled with elk hunters. Identification of the deceased points to her having recently given birth, but the infant is nowhere to be found. 

As a deadly storm descends upon the mountains, covering everything with a layer of ice and snow, Mattie and her team search for the missing newborn. The storm batters the area, taking its toll on the team and forcing the sheriff to call in reinforcements. When new evidence surfaces, they decide that finding the woman's killer will lead them to her baby, making them even more desperate to solve the case. 

Then veterinarian Cole Walker goes missing, stranded alone in the high country with a person that Mattie now suspects is the mastermind behind several murders, including her father's. She and Robo take to the trail to find Cole - but the killer has a cold-blooded plan that threatens them all.

©2021 Margaret Mizushima (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

What listeners say about Striking Range

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,112
  • 4 Stars
    259
  • 3 Stars
    38
  • 2 Stars
    8
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,012
  • 4 Stars
    210
  • 3 Stars
    48
  • 2 Stars
    11
  • 1 Stars
    8
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,001
  • 4 Stars
    239
  • 3 Stars
    34
  • 2 Stars
    8
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Go Robo!

Another wonderful addition to the timber Creek series! If this is your first time considering to read one of these books, you are in for a treat! All the characters are well-rounded and very likable, especially Robo! If you are hesitant to buy this for the first time, look in your Audible plus catalog and read the previous books. This book can be read as a standalone.
If you enjoy this type of book was a female cop and a canine partner. You will enjoy Diane Kelly’s series! Now you can stop reading the reviews and hurry up and click that by now button! You will not be disappointed!

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The best series

The author and narrator nailed this on all levels! This is my absolute favorite book series! I can not wait for the next book!

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great!

I think this was the best one yet of this series. I love the characters and their interactions. It kept me guessing until the very end.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Another Excellent Novel in This Series

5-
This is was one of the best in this excellent series of novels. I have read them all, and now sadly I must wait another year for the next one. I enjoy books about dogs, but they must be either authentic or clearly designed to be humorous.

Many mysteries and thrillers about working dogs and their handlers, especially in law enforcement or the military, show little accuracy in what dogs actually can do. The authors are too often ignorant of training methods and the realistic capabilities of these animals. Margaret Mizushima is married to a veterinarian. She often includes the care and repair needed with dogs and other creatures as background. In this novel, she provides a detailed account of a Caesarean birth of puppies, probably using her husband as her research source.

Robo, the German Shepard who partners with a small town deputy sheriff in this series, is always a dog. He and his handler have a very close relationship, but he never becomes "humanized" as so often happens in books about dogs and their people. The methods for training Robo to work are those used by good canine trainers in the real working dog world. This author portrays dogs in her novels respectfully, with authenticity. His handler, Mattie, never forgets either Robo's substantial abilities or his limitations. Working dogs are wonderful, but they need to be treated as the potentially serious animals they are. They are not fuzzy pets, although at times they can act that way.

This is a very good series, with a cast of characters who grow and develop as the novels progress over time. Children become adolescents, and adults gain wisdom from their mistakes. I strongly suggest beginning with the first book and moving sequentially as each novel builds upon the previous ones. However, each one will stand alone if that is what the reader prefers. But, I am committed to this series and to a few others in which the authors create people I care about and want to remain in touch with. Mattie and her dog, Robo, are prime examples.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Twists and turns and all is well

Hopefully all of the nastiness from Mattie's past is gone.
The narration is occasionally sort of breathy but if you can overlook that the story flows nicely.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Listen!

very engaging story and wonderful descriptions of the locations - the series has held my attention

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

simply amazing

I love every book in this series and can not wait for a new one to come out

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Mystery

I've loved all the books in the series this one my favorite. This one kept you guessing even though I had a feeling about one of the characters early on.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

another hit

I love this series. It has mistery, adventure and amazing caracters. This is the best of the series so far.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

more books

good story hope there are going to be more books in the series. see you later

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Cornelia Frost
  • Cornelia Frost
  • 04-26-22

AMAZING SERIES!

This has been an AMAZING series to listen to! I will miss Mattie and Robo!
Every book in this series was pure enjoyment for me! I am so sad I got to the end of the series. I can only hope there will be more experiences to share with Mattie and Robo and Cole and his children and the other residents of Timber Creek.
Someone at Netflix should make this into a tv series! It will rival Virgin River for sure!