When megamillionaire and imitation cowboy Rex Taylor proposes building a country-music theater in Scumble River, everyone’s ready to do the boot-scootin’ boogie - except school psychologist Skye Denison. She’s been asked by Suzette Neal, Rex’s assistant and a rising country star, to investigate her mother’s suspicious death 27 years earlier. No sooner does Skye agree to help than she finds Suzette literally flattened - and very dead.
This has fast become a case of two questionable deaths, and suspicion seems to be hovering over Suzette’s inner circle: Rex’s jealous wife, a mysterious man in a black pickup truck, and the sizzling-hot singer Flint James, who also happens to have been Suzette’s bitter rival for country-western fame. With a honky-tonk full of suspects and a tangled web of motives that stretches back two decades, Skye has two options: Rise to the occasion or end up as flat as a crêpe.
©2011 Denise Swanson Stybr (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I did not read the print version, but I love the audio version! Christine Leto's ability to draw you into the characters makes you feel as though you are seeing the story play out in front of your eyes.
The portrayal of the characters makes you feel like you know them.
I loved when Wally came to Skye's rescue when his ex-wife's friend tries to abduct her in her home. The way he loves her with his whole being just makes me feel like that is what love is supposed to be like.
I also liked the way they worked together to solve the mystery of who killed Suzette and why. The backstory of Suzette's mother's death and the unraveling of that family was also intriguing.
I was glad when Skye's ex decided to adopt the little dog. I am hoping that in the future he will have a new love interest to make his life happier!
Ms. Leto is able to give each character a memorable personality through her performance.
I did laugh in some points of the book. I cannot wait for more audio books from this author and narrator.
This is a good series for people who want a mystery that is also heartwarming.
This is one of the best books in the series. Sky, Wally and Simon are at their best. I can't wait until I read the next book.
One of the better in this series. I enjoyed the play between current and past crimes. Ms. Swanson stretched herself here.. and did a good job!
The mystery was good - kept me guessing for quite a while!
And, once again.. the narrator was spot on!
I would recommend this book. Well worth the credit!
Light fare with this little murder mystery (only one gruesome murder). Interesting characters but the main character's fiance is too good to be true. Ms. Swanson wrote another middle-of-the-road story.
Christine Leto does a good job with a narration.
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