Friday, November 8, 2013

Lowcountry Bombshell

Lowcountry Bombshell
Author: Susan Boyer
Paperback: 266 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (September 3, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1938383567
ISBN-13: 978-1938383564

Book Description:
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.

Idgie Says:
This is a cute story.  I don't say that in a sarcastic vein either - the world needs fun, light, escapist books.   It's refreshing to sink into an story and just ride along for a while. 

This novel has a ghost sidekick that makes snide remarks, a woman who's channeling Marilyn Monroe, a PI who barely thinks there's a case to be had and several hunky men.  Really, what more do you need?  

At a little over 200 pages, it's a perfect "getaway" book.