Review: Lowcountry Bookshop by Susan M. Boyer
Title: Lowcountry Bookshop
Series: Liz Talbot Mystery #7
Author: Susan M. Boyer
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: Lowcountry PI Liz Talbot returns to the streets of Charleston in the seventh installment of Susan M. Boyer’s USA TODAY bestselling mystery series. Between an epic downpour and a King Tide, those historic streets are flooded—and dangerous. A late night tragic accident along the Lower Battery leads Liz Talbot straight to her next case. Who’s the client? Well, now, therein lies the first puzzle. When the police arrive at the scene of the accident, Poppy Oliver claims she’s only trying to help. But the dent on the front of her Subaru and the victim’s injuries provoke a certain Charleston police detective’s suspicious nature. A wealthy, anonymous benefactor hires Liz and her partner Nate Andrews to prove Poppy Oliver’s innocence. What exactly was Poppy Oliver up to? Is she a random good Samaritan who happens upon the accident scene? Or perhaps this tragedy wasn’t an accident. She just might be his abused wife’s accomplice. Why does everyone involved in this case have a sudden burning urge for reading material, leading them to the same charming bookshop along the waterfront? From a risqué, exclusive club in an old plantation to an upscale resale shop in the historic King Street shopping district to a downtown graveyard crawling with ghosts, Liz tracks a group of women who band together to help victims of domestic violence. In her most challenging case yet, Liz fears she may find a killer, but justice may prove elusive.
My Review: Another fabulous edition to the Liz Talbot Mystery series. Although this is number 7 in the series there is enough background info that this book can be read as a standalone. However, the whole series is fabulous, so I highly recommend starting with book one! This book is the best version of a cozy mystery. There is enough detail and mystery to keep you interested but there is also enough light-hearted silliness to keep the book fun. The book and mystery were completely believable and well done. I adore the characters in this book. Liz and her husband Nate are so great together and its wonderful to see a married couple who works well together and supports each other completely. I also really love the scenes that include Liz’s family. Her mom and dad are hilarious and always bring a little levity to the stories. I loved this book and give it 5 stars. If you love cozy mysteries you should check this series out!
*I received this book from Henery Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*