Whatever You Do, Don’t Kill The Dog

I did, and I came to regret it…

Caroline Mitchell
Short. Sweet. Valuable.
2 min readApr 20, 2024

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I’m talking about a fictional dog of course. Did you shake your head as you read that line, or think that the title was a bit click-baity because obviously no dogs have been hurt? Most people will agree with you. But why don’t readers feel the same? Let me explain.

French Bulldog sitting before open fire
Victor knows that he’s quite safe. (Image author’s own)

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Caroline Mitchell
Short. Sweet. Valuable.

NYT, USA Today, Washington Post and international #1 bestselling thriller author with 2M books sold. Ex-police. Writing course provider. www.carolinemitchell.co