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Publisher's Summary

Summer Butler is killing it in the ratings - and all of America is tuning in as New York Times best-selling author Denise Grover Swank greenlights a new season of TV’s hottest sleuth…

Summer Butler had no idea that Darling Investigations would be such a smash. But ratings don’t lie - fans love watching the former star solve real-life crimes in her hometown. With the first season wrapped, the reality-show PI is feeling the pressure to make the next one an even bigger success.

Though finding a new case won’t be easy - it’s not like another dead body will just fall in her lap - Summer’s willing to give it a try. Besides, reconciling with her family - not to mention her old flame, police chief Luke Montgomery - is a nice way to spend her downtime.

But Summer’s rekindled romance isn’t the only thing burning up Sweet Briar. It seems the town is harboring an arsonist, and all the smoldering signs point to the same culprit: her cousin Dixie. Although this case may be too close for comfort, it seems season two is already bringing the drama - and for Summer it could also be too hot to handle. 

©2018 Denise Grover Swank (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Original and engaging story!

I read/heard the two Darling Investigation books and I found the stories to be not only very well written but original and engaging. The performance of the narrator is outstanding. I can't wait for more books in this series.

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Great conflict

I loved this book! I didn't want put it down, but I didn't want it to end.

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Totally loving the second book in this new series!

Yet again Megan Tusing did a fantastic job with her narration of this book. I definitely need to listen to more of her stuff!

Summy is at it again, but this time she's helping her cousin. I'm not going to give away any spoilers but I see that Summer is gaining a bit more of a backbone, which I believe she'll need in the third installment of this series. Excellent plot line and I didn't know who was the actual person was who did the foul deeds till the end.
The producer is a character who I'm rooting for to get thrown into a bramble patch. Denise wrote her just right which makes me wonder who she modeled the character after.
Same love interest as before, but I think I see a possible new love interest that was introduced. If anyone has read Denise's other books, we know she likes to switch out the love interests as her characters grow. It works in her books, and makes the heroines seem more human. All in all, I give this book 5 stars and a big thumbs up!

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On fire!

It was sizzling!! I absolutely love this series!!!
It was muy caliente 🔥🔥(thinking of Luke) and it had me guessing who was behind the whole thing. It was like I was watching a show and it had me on the edge of my seat reading the story!! It was filled with some “gotcha”, laughter, and tears. Loved it.❤️❤️ the narrator was awesome and did an amazing job bringing the story to life! Loved every minute of it.

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Blazing Hot

I enjoyed this book it was filled with romance, mystery and drama that kept me on the edge of my seat. Denise is such a great writer and you cannot help fall in love with the book.

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 06-07-18

Drama drama drama

This is a very entertaining book. There are several plot twists, relationship drama and a well written mystery. Megan Tusing did a great job as narrator and bringing the characters to life. I look forward to the next book.

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  • Katie W.
  • 09-27-18

I really enjoyed this book!

I always enjoyed DGS novels - the best thing when you want a good old fashioned comfort read. Action, romance and comedy wrapped up in one, with characters you can love.