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Note: I received an eARC copy of this title in exchange for my honest review. I was not paid to write this. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Lowcountry Bordello by Susan M. Boyer was yet another exciting Southern cozy mystery. Between Liz’s wedding, dealing with her parents and the in-laws, and all the drama her friend Olivia ended up brewing up, Liz found herself very busy. Very, very busy.
Days away from Liz’s wedding, Olivia calls her up because she thinks she saw her husband dead at her aunt’s place of residence, which she co-owns. When Liz gets there, there’s no body, only a hysterical Olivia. It turns out her husband is alive and well. The next day, when a body does turns up, it seems Olivia may have been right about the dead body. However, as Liz goes ahead with her investigation, she brings up drama Olivia rather not have exposed. Especially the fact that the house she co-owns and inherited is actually a bordello with high class clients with a lot of weight in society and a lot to hide.
Talk about a story with a lot of twists and turns. I don’t think there was any way I could have figured out who the culprit was. There were so many suspects, quite a few bodies, and too many people with a secret. I think even I was suspicious of Olivia at some point in the story. She cared WAY too much about her reputation. She did seem a bit ridiculous at times and ungrateful.
As with most cozy mysteries, everything worked out, but the journey to get there was quite the page-turner. Furthermore, the shocking revelation that happened at the end of the book, means a big twist for the next one. I’m MORE THAN excited to see what happens next.
If you love cozy mysteries and stories with lots of Southern drama, definitely check out Susan M. Boyer’s Liz Talbot Mysteries. Don’t feel the need to start from the beginning. I know I didn’t. I’d say jump right in and read whichever one strikes your fancy. Hopefully you’ll be charmed to read them all much like I have by Liz, her fiancé Nate, and her ghostly best friend Colleen.