Ever since her police officer father was killed a few months ago, Grace Abernathy hasnt wanted to do much of anything. Shes pulled away from her friends, her grades are plummeting . . . its a problem. The last thing Grace wants is to be dragged into her older sister Regans plan to train a shelter dog as a service dog. But Grace has no idea how involved shell get-especially when a mangy mutt named Rex starts talking to her. Has Grace gone off the deep end? Or might this dog be something really special-an angel? A spirit? Either way, he is exactly the therapy that Grace needs.