Teaser Tuesday #189 ~ The Dog

Posted: January 31, 2017 in apocalypse, horror, Teaser Tuesdays
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Welcome to Teaser Tuesday hosted by Ambrosia  @ The Purple Booker.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read.
• Open to a random page.
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teaser for this week is from

 The Dog

by Amy Cross

The Dog by [Cross, Amy] 


Genre: Horror / Apocalypse

My Teaser from 17% in the eBook.

I don’t sleep during the night. Neither does Jon. He sits at the table, near the gun, while I stay out on the porch, watching the dark forest.

The whole world is so silent, it’s as if Jon and I are the only living things left.

I thought this would be an interesting change of pace for a zombie book. It’s told from Harry’s point of view. He’s Jon’s Jack Russell Terrier.



There will be many who witness the end of human civilization.

But few who live beyond the first day.

When Jon takes his dog Harry to a remote cabin for the week, he just wants to get away from the rest of the world. And then one morning, after finding that his phone is dead, Jon looks at the city in the distance and realizes that something seems very wrong.

All the power has gone out. At night, the city is completely dark. There are no planes in the sky, and when Jon drives to the nearest gas station, he finds a desolate and bloody scene. He refuses to believe that something truly awful has happened, however, until he spots a figure stumbling through the forest, heading ever closer.

Soon Jon is facing a desperate fight for survival. While he and his dog have been up at the cabin, the whole world has been struck by a huge, global catastrophe that has left billions dead. Can Jon and his dog survive, or are they doomed to suffer the same fate?

The Dog is a novel about the end of the world, told through the eyes of a dog who finds himself stuck at a remote cabin with only his owner for company.



The first cover is the edition I have from Amazon. This is the alternate cover from Goodreads.


Which do you like better?


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  1. Kathy Martin says:

    Oh dear, I really avoid zombie books – way too creepy for me. I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!

  2. admin says:

    Sounds like a creepy but solid read. I hope you’re enjoying the book!

    Here’s my teaser for this week.

  3. Well, now if there is anything that could get my to try a zombie type book, one being told by a dog could be it. :)

  4. I don’t generally like to read books from an animals viewpoint (although I do love animals). There are always exceptions though. This does sound like an interesting read, one that I might like. I look forward to reading your final thoughts on it.

  5. No zombies for me! But the intensity of that excerpt did tempt me. Sigh.

    Here’s mine: “PRETTY LITTLE WORLD”

  6. mysm2000 says:

    I’m not too into zombie books but it does sound different. Here’s my link for teaser/intro: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1ti

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Zombies aren’t for everyone. Still don’t know quite why I like them so much. I think part of it is reading about group dynamics. How people react.

  7. charliegirl says:

    Zombies are no my thing. I’ve tried. I have! I hope you enjoy this one, which does have an interesting perspective!

  8. Sounds like things are not going well! Great teaser and interesting book! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  9. Eustacia Tan says:

    Ok, this definitely sounds interesting. I don’t think I’ve seen many books where the dog was the narrator.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’ve read a few and thought they were fun. Just read James Rollins first books in his new series, Tucker Wayne. His military dog, Kane, has his own parts and you get his thoughts. Really good.

  10. Like the top one better and I do like the fact it’s told from the dogs perspective…something a bit different is a good thing.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  11. I own this book and I think it’s high time I read it. I like books told from the dog’s perspective (go figure) and The Art of Racing in the Rain remains one of my favorites. I think I like the new cover. The other one was so dark it was kind of hard to make it out exactly.

  12. A good dystopian novel, right into my alley! thanks for sharing.

  13. Huh. I like zombie apocalypse type stuff, but I never thought of having it told from the point of view of a dog. That’s definitely a different take! Hope you enjoy!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I read this collection, Bones Omnibus, by Mark Wheaton and I absolutely loved it. It’s apocalyptic stories with a dogs view, but each event is different. Not just zombies.

  14. ljennison says:

    I don’t do well with animal stories, especially where the animal is in jeopardy. Hope you enjoy it though. Thanks for coming by my teaser.