So I bought the book through the Amazon Kindle app on my phone, since it was on offer at 99p.

I enjoyed reading it, it was well-paced, but I think it was a short story padded out into a novel.

A lot of the book was taken up with a series of unrelated vignettes, linked by the dog, and not part of the story of Cockroft.

My final impression was that it was irrelevant to me, and unfulfilling. It’s a shame because I wanted it to be more.