This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Lowcountry Book Club
Summary: Who could have pushed Shelby Poinsett out her second-floor library window besides her husband? In USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author Susan M. Boyer’s new novel Lowcountry Book Club, Private Investigator Liz Talbot enters a tight-knit community of Charleston, SC’s genteel women who have gossip to spill, secrets of their own, and a hundred-year-old book club they are dying to join.
Newlywed couple and business partners Liz Talbot and Nate Andrews are hired by a prestigious Charleston law firm to prove the innocence of Shelby Poinsett’s husband, Clint Gerdhart, before his trial begins. As the two begin to dig into the case, they learn that Shelby may not have been the perfect wife everyone thought she was. When Liz uncovers a photo of Shelby and Sonny, a Talbot family friend and Charleston police officer, looking too cozy for comfort, Shelby’s true character comes into question. Did the woman who ran a book club, adopted animals, and volunteered at a homeless shelter have a past that would make someone kill?
As Liz interviews the eighteen members of the closed club, she notices an anger bubbling under these women’s polite exteriors. Through conversation, she finds that the hostile undertone of the book club began when Shelby was named president. Liz is convinced that one of them knows who pushed Shelby Poinsett out her window—or may be the murderer herself.
Liz must run the gamut of Southern society to keep an innocent man out of jail and bring a killer to justice. With Boyer’s authentic Southern voice, Lowcountry Book Club merges Charleston charm with a mystery that leaves readers guessing until the very end.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
I’m a recent fan of Susan M. Boyer! After receiving her previous books in 1 big package (thanks Larissa!), devouring them in a matter of days, and then getting this one- well, I feel rather well-versed in the life of the Lowcountry area 🙂
What I like:
The cover. Henery Press does great covers- and this is no exception.
The setting. I’ve never been to the area that Susan writes about- and yet her writing is so descriptive- I can “see” the area.
The characters. I’m Southern. I appreciate a good story where the author shows Southern ways of life in a true fashion and not to make us look like hicks. Susan nailed this perfectly. Her mama’s Sunday suppers- I’ve been to those kind of suppers. The appreciation of fried chicken? I have MUCH appreciation for fried chicken and have gasped in horror when people pass on it.
Liz. I like a strong character. A woman with a take charge attitude that also knows how to use her Southern charms. Give me more!
Nate. There are men and their are boys. Nate is a man. Enough said.
Bottom line: If you are looking for a fun story- one that has good mystery, great characters and a heavy dash of romance- look no further- Lowcountry Book Club is your next read. **Special note: these books are a series- so if you prefer to get to know the characters from the beginning- start with Lowcountry Boil.**
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
**Lowcountry Book Club was also a July #FuturisticFriday selection from Traveling With T.**
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T