Susan M. Boyer, this should be cause for celebration. (Lowcountry Boomerang will be released by Henery Press on September 3.)
But before Darius settles in his high school sweetheart Trina Lynn Causby is found dead, and the police think he is the murderer. Liz had been friends with Darius in high school and she knows he's no killer so she and Nate set out to find the real killer. Colleen, Liz's ghost friend, has bonded herself to Darius because she is afraid for his life.
With so-called eyewitnesses seeing Darius shove a white bag into the trash near the scene of the crime, the police are in a rush to close the case. Liz and Nate take it upon themselves to causally interview the eyewitnesses and clarify their stories.
The case gets complicated as Darius' three -wives turn up, positive he still loves each of them. Also adding to the drama is that fact that Trina Lynn, a well know TV news personality, allegedly had a child with Darius when she was in high school. No one, not even Darius had heard a whisper of this story until now, when Trina Lynn is dead.
Trina Lynn lead a complicated life and was involved with two men; one married and the other a co-worker. There was, in fact, a very public scene with the wife of her married suitor, and Liz and Nate believe there could be other suspects besides Darius.
Another stellar mystery from our friends on Stella Maris. Dripping with Southern charm, but plenty of sass.
Disclosure: I received this book from the publisher for a fair review.