Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lowcountry Boneyard

Last year I read Lowcountry Bombshell by Susan Boyer and was hooked.  She includes my favorite ingredients for a fun book; mystery, the south, some humor.

I read Lowcountry Boneyard in about 3 days.  Hilarity in the form of a ghost named Colleen, family eccentricities, a little romance and a little mystery.  Excellent book to read beach or pool side.

Goodreads:Where is Kent Heyward? The twenty-three-year-old heiress from one of Charleston’s oldest families vanished a month ago. When her father hires private investigator Liz Talbot, Liz suspects the most difficult part of her job will be convincing the patriarch his daughter tired of his overbearing nature and left town. That’s what the Charleston Police Department believes.

But behind the garden walls South of Broad, family secrets pop up like weeds in the azaleas. The neighbors recollect violent arguments between Rivers and her parents. Eccentric twin uncles and a gaggle of cousins covet the family fortune. And the lingering spirit of a Civil-War-era debutante may know something if Colleen, Liz’s dead best friend, can get her to talk.

Liz juggles her case, the partner she’s in love with, and the family she adores. But the closer she gets to what has become of Kent, the closer Liz dances to her own grave.

My favorite part of this was Colleen's awesome appearances where Liz would be put in an awkward position.  I have to say, I'd love to have a ghost as my ride along pal to help me out of jams! I also liked the mystery and how it played out.  Sad for the ending but it all worked very well.  I have to say I'm really getting into the lighter side of mystery books and mostly because of the humor of the authors!

I can't wait to read more about Liz and find out what happens next with her and Nate. ;)

Is there any area of the country that you tend to read many books set near? What mysteries have you read lately? Do you believe in ghosts?

I got this book from TLC book tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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