Season one was a runaway success with Summer solving a murder and ensuring a smash hit. Now she returns for Season two and once again she finds herself doing battle with the director who has it in for her.
With the help of the same film crew who had her back in book one, Deadly Summer, she needs to make the series a success, solve a new crime and clear her best friend’s name.
The Darling Investigations series is surprisingly good. Honestly the premise just doesn’t appeal to me –– I’m not into that whole Hollywood star turns sleuth thing and I find the whole idea of reality TV mind numbing.
But I love this book and I love this series. I don’t even know why but there you have it.
Many thanks to Montlake Romance and Netgalley who provided me with this review copy.
As a teenaged star in Hollywood Summer had a squeaky clean image. But after a scandal she lost her job, was all but unemployable, and to top things off her mother emptied her bank accounts and ran off to live the high life on her money. Without a dollar to her name and debts due she has little choice but to accept a role in a reality TV show where she is a private investigator in her home town of Sweet Briar. But she quickly discovers she’s been set up to fail. The director and the crew all hate her and the cases are all contrived to make her look like a washed up failure.
Determined to save herself, protect her family and save the farm, she starts investigating the disappearance of the town drunk. And as she investigates she discovers plots and intrigue and murder.
Denise Grover Swank can be a little hit and miss. I honestly struggle with her short stories, I’d be surprised if I’ve rated any of them more than 3 Stars. I gave up on the Chosen series and found The Curse Keepers tough going. But when she gets it right she hits that ball right out of the park. And Deadly Summer is that book. It’s Denise Grover Swank being as great as she can be. I loved this book.
Many thanks to Montlake Romance and Netgalley for providing me with this Review Copy.