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New York Times bestselling author Denise Grover Swank gives a former TV star one more shot at fame - and it proves to be a killer comeback...

Ten years ago, Summer Butler was television's most popular teenage sleuth. Since then, she's hit - what gossip sites just love to call - the gutter. Nearly bankrupt, betrayed, estranged from her greedy mother, and just about unemployable, she's coaxed into that desperate haven for has-beens: reality TV.

Winging it as a faux PI, she'll solve off-the-cuff mysteries in her hometown of Sweet Briar, Alabama. For added drama, there's police chief Luke Montgomery, inconveniently Summer's first and only love.

It's when Summer stumbles upon a very real corpse that Darling Investigations takes an unexpected twist. The growing list of suspects is a big draw to viewers, but the reality is that Summer doesn't know whom she can trust. Someone has written this killer new scene especially for her, and unless Summer gives the role everything she's got, it could be her last...

©2018 Denise Grover Swank (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Entertaining enough, but nothing new here

The writer is pretty good in this tale of eccentric Southerners and skulduggery in a small town. Our heroine, a former child star beset with many and varied problems financial and personal, has to pretend to be a private investigator and, what a surprise, becomes one in truth.

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  • Joelle
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  • 02-13-18

Southern sweet mystery

Like this novel about a down on her luck actress who moves back home. Home to where all the mixups and mashups she had left behind are still waiting. Some of it is a tad campy but the other 94% is entertaining. I’d recommend giving it a listen.

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Love Southern Mysteries!

Good story with lots of possible suspects! Loved the small town Alabama setting...just like home!

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Naughty!

Enough naughty in the first five minutes to get me to shut this OFF! What a waste of good money!

5 of 18 people found this review helpful