Title: Southern Heat
Author: David Burnsworth
Publisher: Five Star/Gale
Genre: Southern Noir/Mystery
Format: Paperback & eBook
Gunshots echo down an antebellum Charleston alley. Brack Pelton, an ex-racecar driver and Afghanistan War veteran, witnesses the murder of his uncle, Reggie Sails. Darcy Wells, the pretty Palmetto Pulse reporter, investigates Reggie’s murder and targets Brack.
The sole heir of his uncle’s estate, Brack receives a rundown bar called the Pirate’s Cove, a rotting beach house, and one hundred acres of preserved and valuable wetland along the Ashley River. A member of Charleston’s wealthiest and oldest families offers Brack four million dollars for the land. All Brack wants is his uncle’s killer.
From the sandy beaches of Isle of Palms, through the nineteenth-century mansions lining the historic Battery, to the marshlands surrounding the county, Southern Heat is drenched in the humidity of the lowcountry.
I liked this book a lot! I wasn't sure at first if I would, but it grew on me. It's an easy read because for the first time in a long time, someone has figured out the right combination of fonts and color of pages that make reading this book a breeze! I didn't have to squint, scrunch or do anything weird to understand this book.
You will be pleased to know there isn't much if any bad language and no sexual situations. This is pure murder/mystery at it's best. Yes, there is a little flirting but all in fun and it added a little relaxation and tension reliever to the book and story. You won't mind your teen or young adult reading this if they like mysteries.
The action and the places that poor Brack encountered were believable and not so far fetched that you would be saying "no way"! I hate those too and have caught several books recently that had situations that were too bizarre to be believable and it took me out of the story. Keep it real and follow through on explanations and I am a happy camper!
This is a good, clean murder/mystery that will have everyone rooting for Brack and his mission to find the killer who took his uncle's life!
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About the Author:
David Burnsworth became fascinated with the Deep South at a young age. After a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and fifteen years in the corporate world, he made the decision to write a novel. Southern Heat is his first mystery. Having lived in Charleston on Sullivan’s Island for five years, the setting was a foregone conclusion. He and his wife along with their dog call South Carolina home.
Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.