Rose Gardner hates seeing her normally flamboyant best friend Neely Kate struggle with depression. So when Rose stumbles onto a piece of evidence indicating her birth mother might have been involved in a crime, she does the one thing guaranteed to cheer Neely Kate. She convinces her friend to help her solve a mystery. Though their penchant for investigating has gotten them into plenty of pickles in the past, what can go wrong if they’re looking into a case that went cold a quarter of a century ago? But the deeper they dig, the more dirt they unearth.
While she’s busy unraveling the past, Rose must also reprise her role as the Lady in Black as part of her ongoing agreement with the king of the Fenton County underworld. In so doing, she discovers a mysterious enemy is intent on attacking her friends, and her assistant DA boyfriend might be next on the list.
As both situations reach a boiling point, Rose must face the possibility that certain secrets were meant to remain buried and not even her special talent can get her out of every predicament.
©2015 Denise Grover Swank (P)2015 Denise Grover Swank
After all these books, after all her experiences, you would think that Rose would have wised up a bit.
I thought this book very good and till the end. Really? She went to an abandoned building with a stranger alone? Two, too contrived.
And as for Joe, he is evil. Why would she want to be friends with him? If he doesn't get his in the next book, I will never read anything by this author again. I don't care how awful his childhood was. He does absolutely nothing to change his situation. He just plays into his fathers hands. He has no spine.
I love these books!!! I however, don't like that ever other page it seems Rose and Mason are all over each other. Don't get me wrong I love a little romance but they are like two cats in heat. It kind of takes away from the story to me. It's just to much. I'd love love more sleuthing and a little less sex.......
Mason and Rose getting engaged.
Rose or NK
The ending made me cry. So sad rose and mason broke up.
I hope there is more to come!!! Can't leave me hanging with that ending.
Just finished listening to this book in the series. I have to say that I am upset at the main character, Rose, because of her naivety. I am mad at her ex-boyfriend, Joe, for what he has done. Denise Grover Swank has a true gift for her character development by bring them to life. She develops their strengths and weakness, expresses their emotions, and their motives for what they do. I just wish book, Thirty-Five and a Half Conspiracies: Rose Gardner Mystery #8, was on Audible so that I may listen to it. At the time of this review it is not. I guess I will just read it on Kindle because I not only want to know what happens next, I need to know.
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