Posted in 3 1/2 paws, animals, fiction, humor, mystery, Review on February 9, 2015

animal cracker



Who hasn’t suffered in the workplace with a strangle-worthy boss? With humor and charm, “Animal Cracker” offers up a bunch of smart women who plot to get the goods on their boss at Boston’s venerable Animal Protection Organization.

Animal Cracker’s a comedy and a mystery! Diane Salvi has found the job of her dreams in a pet rescue operation. Her gorgeous boss should be on her side, but instead obstructs her efforts to promote more animal adoptions. Is he merely annoying, or guilty of something much, much worse? Diane, her reporter roommate, and some savvy women in the office join forces to find out.

Readers rave! “Hilarious plot is cleverly crafted around believable characters… couldn’t put it down, found myself laughing out loud through the plot’s twists and turns, and would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys great dialogue and three dimensional characters.”

More from readers: “Worth missing a night’s sleep.” And “I laughed and cried, but mostly laughed.”

Animal Cracker is the perfect read for anyone seeking sharp writing, clever women, and a great page-turner. You don’t need to be an animal lover to love Animal Cracker, but if you are a champion of animal rights, you can’t miss this one.


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Hal is definitely a character you will hate. I suspected what was uncovered near the end (hate to write cryptic reviews but don’t want to spoil anything) and thought that Hal got what he deserved.

Diane is in a job she loves but just has to work for Hal, but at least she has a support network because no one else there likes Hal either.

The characters bring in a myriad of personalities and motivations to round out the story and make it interesting. I enjoyed the story although parts were not very realistic with what we see in today’s world….but this is fiction so the author can take some liberties IMHO!

There were a handful of F* bombs in the book, but thankfully not very many. I appreciate when the author is able to write a book and not use this word repeatedly.

We give this book 3 1/2 paws


About the Author

andi brownAndi Brown has enjoyed a successful career as a professional fundraiser for several nonprofit organizations.  She is proud of her track record in securing resources that have enabled worthy organizations to fulfill their missions.

Andi is a graduate of Colgate University, and has studied creative writing at the University of Iowa and Boston’s Grub Street. She enjoys few things more than speaking French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese with the locals she meets during her travels.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Andi has two young adult children and lives in the Boston area. Her experiences as a lifelong “dog person” inspired her to write Animal Cracker. When not working or writing, she can usually be found, knitting needles in hand, eating chocolate.

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