Sep 10, 2012
Author: Reed Bunzel
Publication date: 9/1/2012
What did TV reporter Rebecca Rose do that got her brutally murdered and left in a gutter in downtown Charleston?
That’s what Jack Connor—crime scene clean-up tech, Iraq War veteran, and the victim’s one-time lover—wants to know when he and his crew are called to sanitize her murder scene. When the police learn of Connor’s romantic link to the victim they waste no time bringing him in as a “person of interest.” Still dealing with emotional and physical scars from the battlefield, Connor takes it upon himself to find Rebecca’s real killer—a search that leads him to scratch the underbelly of the South Carolina Lowcountry.
I've just heard that Palmetto Blood is an OKRA pick for Fall, and all I can say that if OKRA likes it, it's a good read!
This is a nice fast-paced crime "whodunit" crime drama with lots of little twists, turns and unexpected people popping up in it. A slimmer novel but packed with the gruesomeness of life that makes today's criminal stories so popular. Also filled with people you want to slap around, just a little, for their stupidity... mainly reporters going after stories.
The book description tells the main gist of the story and I don't want to say too much more as it would give away some nice plot surprises - but I will say this will be a nice satisfying read for fans of criminal suspense novels.
I liked Jack Connor, became invested in what he thought, how his actions, or the actions of others, might affect his life. To me, liking a character goes a long towards keeping you interested and on the edge of your seat.
As a final note, the fact that the story takes place in beautiful Charleston certainly doesn't hurt!
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