If you like dogs and quirky main characters, you will love this book. Morgan is a girl many women will relate to--she likes comfortable clothes and shoes, is a bit geeky and inept at dating, and she loves all things sci-fi. When a woman who appears to be her grandmother dies, Morgan receives a mysterious package from a lawyer. Inside is a round-trip ticket to Copenhagen along with some strange instructions.The trip sounds irresistible--she has an opportunity to travel halfway around the world, meet a cousin she's never met and carry out her grandmother's wishes. Yet, she figures, why mess up this once in a lifetime chance by going as herself? Why not invent a new persona?
At the airport, she attracts the attention of a handsome stranger who's traveling with a Newfoundland dog, but the man mysteriously disappears, and Morgan is left to take care of the giant mutt. What ensues is Morgan's comical attempt to reunite the Newfoundland with its owner while still trying to stick with her itinerary. And nobody warns Morgan that during this quest, she'll run into some unsavory characters who have an agenda of their own.
Morgan Ravn arrives in Denmark seeking clues about her mysterious heritage. What she finds is a flirtatious stranger who regales her with a story about a jewel thief from 1958 and then abandons her with a large unruly dog. Can Morgan locate the irresponsible pet owner before his monstrous canine drags her through every puddle in Copenhagen and sheds all over her last dress? And why are strangers dogging her every step, snapping photos? Is the shutter happy behavior a bizarre Danish custom or something more sinister?