Writes: DEADLY SUMMER is a humorous southern romance mystery. Summer Butler returns to her hometown in southern Alabama to star in a reality TV show as a PI, even though her only experience is the amateur sleuth character she played on a hit TV show when she was a teenager. Deadly Summer is the first book in Darling Investigations, and releases January 9, 2018.
About: Denise Grover Swank is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author. Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in her own mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children (quite badly, if you believe her offspring). Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks. She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity—or so she leads you to believe.
What I’m looking from in my ideal reader match:
- If you love to laugh and cry while reading the same book.
- Find it hard to put a good book down and will sacrifice sleep to read.
- You like to read on your phone any chance you can get.
- You love complex characters.
- You love to read snuggled under a blanket by a fire.
What to expect if we’re compatible:
- Stories that don’t always go the way you think they will.
- Strong and well developed secondary characters.
- Fast paced books.
Ten years ago, Summer Butler was television’s most popular teenage sleuth. Since then, she’s hit—what gossip sites just love to call—the gutter. Nearly bankrupt, betrayed, estranged from her greedy mother, and just about unemployable, she’s coaxed into that desperate haven for has-beens: reality TV.
Winging it as a faux PI, she’ll solve off-the-cuff mysteries in her hometown of Sweet Briar, Alabama. For added drama, there’s police chief Luke Montgomery, inconveniently Summer’s first and only love.
It’s when Summer stumbles upon a very real corpse that Darling Investigations takes an unexpected twist. The growing list of suspects is a big draw to viewers, but the reality is that Summer doesn’t know whom she can trust. Someone has written this killer new scene especially for her, and unless Summer gives the role everything she’s got, it could be her last…
About Denise Grover Swank
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese, which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period. Her hobbies include witty (in her own mind) Facebook comments and dancing in her kitchen with her children (quite badly if you believe her offspring). Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks. She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.