Title: Lowcountry Bombshell
Author: Susan Boyer
Genre/Audience: Mystery (cozy), adult
Publication: Henery Press, 2013
Source: For review, CLP Tours
Review by Kim
Summary: “Private Investigator Liz Talbot thinks she’s seen another ghost when she meets Calista McQueen. She’s the spitting image of Marilyn Monroe. Born precisely fifty years after the ill-fated star, Calista’s life has eerily mirrored the late starlet’s—and she fears the looming anniversary of Marilyn’s death will also be hers.
Before Liz can open a case file, Calista’s life coach is executed. Suspicious characters swarm around Calista like mosquitoes on a sultry lowcountry evening: her certifiable mother, a fake aunt, her control-freak psychoanalyst, a private yoga instructor, her peculiar housekeeper, and an obsessed ex-husband. Liz digs in to find a motive for murder, but she’s besieged with distractions. Her ex has marriage and babies on his mind. Her too-sexy partner engages in a campaign of repeat seduction. Mamma needs help with Daddy’s devotion to bad habits. And a gang of wild hogs is running loose on Stella Maris.
With the heat index approaching triple digits, Liz races to uncover a diabolical murder plot in time to save not only Calista’s life, but also her own.”
My Thoughts: This book is the second in the Liz Talbot series, the first being Lowcountry Boil, which I need to get my hands on, like… yesterday! Seriously, this book was so good and now I am itching to read the first! While there are some references to the first book, and a little background might have been helpful to understand some of the personal relationships in this book, it did not detract from my enjoyment of reading at all. It’s a fast read with likeable characters and I think anyone who enjoys a light or cozy mystery would love this book like I did. Definitely going to read the first one ASAP and look forward to, hopefully, this ongoing series (pretty please tell me there will be more?!).
My Rating: 4.5/5