The Devil Sent the Rain by Lisa Turner is apparently the second book featuring Detective Billy Able. It alludes to it but this can be a stand alone novel.
Description: The heart can be an assassin. Detective Billy Able knows that from experience.
Fresh from solving Memphis’ most sensational murder case, Homicide Detective Billy Able and his ambitious new partner Frankie Malone are called to a bizarre crime scene on the outskirts of town. A high society attorney has been murdered while dressed in a wedding gown. Billy is shocked to discover he has a very personal connection to the victim. When the attorney’s death exposes illegal practices at her family’s prestigious law firm, the scandal is enough to rock the southern city’s social world.
In a tale of the remnants of Old South aristocracy and entitlement, twisted by greed and vengeance, Billy must confront the secrets of his own past to have any chance at solving the murder of the girl he once knew. But as he seeks the truth, he’s drawn closer to an embittered killer bent on revenge—and eliminating the threat Billy poses.
This is a fast moving book with twists and turns. You've got the messed up Southern family, eccentric family members and forbidden love. Lies, twists, revenge, backstabbing, and a tad bit of crazy. I loved it. I will most likely be tracking down the first book when I'm at my next loss of what to read next.
This is great for those who like mysteries and thrillers.
Have you read any books by Lisa Turner? What is your favorite mystery author?
If you want to buy this book you can get it through HarperCollins!