Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lowcountry Bombshell: A Liz Talbot Mystery by Susan M. Boyer

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

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:

Lowcountry Bombshell is a part-romance, part-mystery novel that oozes southern charm and quirkiness.  It is the second book in the Liz Talbot Mystery series by Susan M. Boyer. Filled with interesting characters, a sassy protagonist who communicates with the dead, a Marilyn Monroe doppelganger, and a 'whodunit' mystery to solve, this is definitely one book you won't want to miss.  I know that I certainly enjoyed reading Boyer's book after a long and tedious day at work.  I would grab a glass of wine, find a cozy spot, and settle in to read all about Liz, Nate, Colleen and Calista - it was the highlight of my day!

After all who doesn't enjoy a well written mystery filled with crazy and suspicious characters - I know that I certainly do.  I found myself easily transported to the fictionalized island of Stella Maris and following Liz along her new adventure of solving her latest case - preventing the impending death of Calista McQueen, the Marilyn Monroe look-a-like.  With loads of distractions threatening to throw a wrench in her plans - both personal and professional - Liz has a LOT to deal with in Lowcountry Bombshell.  Oh, and did I mention the wild hogs running loose on the island -  what else can go wrong!

So, if you are looking for a fun and engaging read with an element of mystery and romance, then pick up a copy of Susan M. Boyer's latest book, Lowcountry Bombshell: A Liz Talbot Mystery.  Believe me, you won't be disappointed.

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour page for: Lowcountry Bombshell
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!
One book down and three more to go! Hurrah! My first read for R.I.P. VIII is complete.  There was a mystery and the paranormal, so Lowcountry Bombshell fit the bill for a R.I.P. read.    And now, I'm off to read something light and fun.  Happy reading!!


Susan M. Boyer said...

Nadia, thank you so much for reading. I appreciate your time, and am very grateful for this lovely review.

Anonymous said...

I love a mystery filled with crazy characters, too! I think I'll have to pick this up! Thanks!

Nadia said...

Susan M. Boyer, thank you so much for reading my post and for your fantastic book! I loved it!

Anonymous - check it out!! This book is a great read - you will love it!!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Of course there HAVE to be wild hogs running the island ... what story would be complete without that?! LOL

This sounds like a super fun read! Thanks for being on the tour.

Nadia said...

Heather, I loved this book - it was so much fun!

Lynn said...

What I really liked about your review is that it's so obvious just how very much you loved this book and that's really quite infectious - it makes me want to now pick up a copy so thanks for that.
Lynn :D

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie said...

This sounds awesome! I read "Lowcountry" and knew I had to pop over and check it out!

Nadia said...

Lynn, definitely check it out. The series is great1

Quixotic Magpie, it definitely was an awesome and fun read ;)