Call Back

Call Back

by Denise Grover Swank


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ISBN-13: 9781939996626
Publisher: DGS
Publication date: 08/24/2017
Series: Magnolia Steele Mystery , #3
Pages: 476
Sales rank: 304,517
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.06(d)

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Call Back 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms Grover keeps me spellbound in every book she writes. This series is as goos as all her others. Great author. CB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent books, can't wait to read them all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first volume of this series was a Free Friday selection. But getting to "who dunnit " costs $15.00 and tax. The characters are interesting the story overall is well plotted, but come on four volumes . .. This third book in the series did advance the plot , but the arguments and changes in direction left this reader frustrated. I will buy the fourth book to get to the end but will give this author a pass for any future books.
ByeFelicia More than 1 year ago
This series is quickly becoming one of Denise Grover Swank’s best yet. Each book escalates and keeps you guessing. Just when you think you’ve figured it out, plot twist and you’re back at square one. It’s a suspenseful mystery that will still give you a few laughs and some action to keep you on your toes. I can’t wait to see how this will all go down in the final book. So many questions and I’m anxiously awaiting for all the answers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait until the next book comes out. Who will turn out to be the serial killer? I don't want to give away any spoilers, but I must say you should read this series. I'm totally invested in these characters and can't wait to see what Maggie, Colt, Belinda, and even Tillie get into next. Is Brady trustworthy? Is Owen a dirty cop? If you like your mysteries with a little humor and a few tears and lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing, you'll love reading this series. Don't plan on doing much else once you start reading because you will be almost immediately hooked by both the characters and the story. I'll be sorry to reach the end of this series. I feel like the characters have become part of my family, and I will miss them when the series ends.
Naty More than 1 year ago
Can't stop reading the books!!! When it seems impossible to improve a book Denise writes another one better than the previous. Magnolia is dinging deeper in his father's disappearance and the more she learn the more dangerous the situation is becoming. And even if she knows Brady is a good guy she can help but be dragged to Colt. You can never imagine the end of this book and it will be very difficult to wait for the last one. Keep writing Denise, please we want to know what's going on in Magnolia's life
SamanthaLM More than 1 year ago
This book is just fantastic! It was probably my favorite book of the Magnolia Steele Mystery series so far. It had parts where you may cry, parts where you may laugh, and parts where you may just drop to the floor with a heart attack because of all the twists and turns!! I am still in shock and I finished it the day before I posted this. I can not wait for the next book and all the twists and turns it will bring!
Bongela More than 1 year ago
Everyone is a Suspect and Anyone Can Die. Denise Grover Swank is an author I trust. She never ceases to amaze me with her prose, and Call Back is no different. Being the third installment of the Magnolia Steele Mysteries, stakes are REALLY high for Maggie. She's stuck in a web of danger that looks impossible to get out of. On top of that, who can she trust? Personally, I'd trust absolutely no one in this universe. One character is revealed to have shady, if not down right creepy intentions. I feel vindicated in my complete distrust of said character as soon as he was introduced earlier in the series. On the other hand, two characters I haven't trusted much are starting to earn more respect from me. I'm sure that'll all change with the final book. As the "Scream" saying goes... everyone is a suspect and anyone can die. Call Back even surprised me a couple of times, and that's a lot for someone who usually figures out the "twist" of a story early on. There's little I can complain about, because the story is crafted so well. I do have to say that I find Maggie's decision making skills rather lacking, but what else would expect of someone under extreme duress? I am DYING to see how this series will unfold with the final installment, Curtain Call, later this year. If I could time travel to get the 4th book right now, I would! Bravo, Denise! I absolutely love this series. *****FIVE STARS*****
BookishB-tch More than 1 year ago
An excellent addition to the Magnolia Steel series, Call Back moves the story along nicely, while also developing all of the characters involved. If you enjoy a good mystery, a nice romance, some humor and great writing, you need to be reading the Magnolia Steel series. Denise Grover Swank is an outstanding writer, with a vivid sense of place and an ability to craft intricate mysteries that will keep you guessing. Maggie Steel is still looking into the death of her father and the circumstances surrounding a rash of serial killings over the past years. Having survived an encounter with the man who marks and murders young women, she is obsessed with finding out who he is and why he let her live. Her father is another story. Is he the wonderful, perfect daddy she held him to be, or is he a criminal and a fraud who embezzled and stole and abandoned her for a new life? There is romance, of course. Will Maggie ultimately end up with the safe, steady cop or with the womanizing bad boy? And, can she trust either one of them, since they both seem to have their own agenda where she is concerned. Topics from southern ladies' hospitality to domestic abuse, to marital infidelity, and cancer are all met head on with Swank's excellent ability to turn a phrase that will make you laugh or cry, and with her fine sense of family, loyalty, and determination. Maggie Steel and the people in her world are wonderful characters with more to them than just their relationship with our heroine. No one is flat, dull, or one dimensional, and every character has a voice. Read Center Stage and Act Two first, of course, because it will certainly make following this story easier. And be prepared, knowing that this book, while not exactly a cliff hanger, will leave you with as many questions as it answers. But read this series, and this story. Because it's fun and funny, smart and sexy, and just good. Good writing, good plot, good everything.
APratt0414 More than 1 year ago
I am a sucker for a mystery. I enjoy suspenseful novels and Magnolia Steele stories don't disappoint. There are a lot of mysteries coming to light in the 3rd book of the series. Just when you think that you have something figured out WHAM!! the story takes a new turn and whomps you with a totally different idea. I haven't been able to figure anything out prior to it being revealed, which I consider a grand slam for a story. I don't like to be able to guess what is happening or who is responsible for the mystery beforehand. There is some romance in this story but nothing over the top or extremely raunchy. Everything is done tastefully and I appreciate it! :) Sometimes having too much romance or sex in a story can ruin it for me. I expect a story labeled "mystery" to be heavy on the suspense and mystery and not so much on the love portion. There is a perfect balance in this story and I'll tell you that Magnolia Steele has her hands full! I know who I like in the story but it's hard to trust anyone that isn't her with all of the stuff that is going on. I suggest you get the first book in the series and see what I'm talking about.
Neek67 More than 1 year ago
I have never been a person that needs the latest and greatest when they first come out, until I started reading books. I want to read them straight away because I just can't wait any longer to know what is going to happen after reading the synopsis. It can come back and bite you if it is a series and you have to wait longer for answers, but it is a great feeling when you have loved the book, and spent the afternoon trying to work out what is coming next. Case in point......Call Back. This is book three, and there have been many questions answered up till this point but as we know how wicked Denise's mind works, there is plenty left unanswered to bring the fourth book to a smashing finish. It is hard to write a review and not give away any spoilers, so I will try and tell you how clever this book and series is. Each book is setting up for the grand finale but there are also little mysteries within that get solved. There are twists that I didn't see coming and quite a few gasps. So all in all, a great mystery series. The characters are superb. I just adore Maggie (Magnolia) and how her mind works. She is a strong spirited woman who found out in this book that she is more like her mother than she anticipated. She is independent but also very vulnerable to her insecurities and phobias. Who cares she can't really cook, she can sing like an angel. Then we have the sexy detective, Brady who is trying to solve a murder case but has to keep secrets from Maggie because of his job. Belinda, Mags' sister in law, seems to have her own agenda in this book. I can see them being BFF's by the end of book four. And of course, we can't forget Cole........ah Cole......the blonde haired blue eyed jack of all trades singer. If these two were real life people, I would want to go and see their concert! Nashville here I come! As stated, this is book three so you will have to of read the first two before start this one. If you have read books one and two and were wondering if you should carry on.....hell yeah! So many layers get peeled and the last ones are going to be a doozy. I can't get enough of this series - the settings, the characters and the mind ticking entanglements. And lastly, I never choose a book by its cover, but I simply love these!
Born2Read More than 1 year ago
This series just gets better and better with each book. Denise knows how to keep me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put the book down. I had to know what was going to happen. The story and characters are so well written, developed and complex, that you are easily transported into the book. Denise's writing always makes me forget that I'm reading a story and I feel like I am right there with the characters living it. It's been 5 days since I finished it and I'm still obsessing over it. Even have reread parts of it. Just when I thought I had possibly figured something out, it twisted and turned. While we are given some answers, there are still so many questions. Who can Maggie trust?? Everyone seems to have some sort of secret motive behind what they are doing. I wish the final book was coming sooner, I need answers!! I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
crashdeedee More than 1 year ago
Break out the hankies! *Warning: Do not read this book unless you have read Center Stage (Magnolia Steele Mystery #1) and Act Two (Magnolia Steele Mystery #2) Call Back takes place less than a week after the end of Act Two and we are thrust right into the drama that is Magnolia Steele Maggie is being pulled in many directions and is not sure what role to play or who to trust. Officer Brady Bennett has been the steady presence for her to lean on, but she cannot deny her attraction to Colt Austin. There was a lot of “I want Brady. No I want Colt but I like Brady” that there were times I wanted to tell Magnolia to get her head out of her butt and make a decision. I can sympathize with her dilemma but I felt bad for the two men vying for her affection. My favorite parts of the book are when Magnolia and her momma, Lila, are together. Their relationship has been strained for decades and with her cancer getting worse, Lila has opened up in a way that is as beautiful as it is gut-wrenching. I dare you to read those passages and not tear up! Magnolia is still investigating what happened to her father and seems to have an ally in the most unlikely of people. The more Maggie learns, the more questions she has. Just when I think I have it figured out, Denise throws in such a twist that I had to pause and say, “wait! Did that just happen? Holy crap, it did!” A multi-book mystery can often drag with filler content and too many tangents that it becomes annoying. You do not have to worry about that with this series. Denise has the amazing ability to construct story lines that beautifully crafted and are interwoven in a way that keeps you begging for more. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I laughed, I cried, I became angry and I cheered. I cannot wait to see what happens in Curtain Call (Magnolia Steele Mystery #4).
TinaCourts More than 1 year ago
Holy Toledo what a great story, full of suspense, mystery, twists and turns with a dash of romance. Just when you think you have a grasp of the characters and what's going to happen you get thrown for a loop. Gets you caught up wanting to keep reading to find out what will happen next. So can not wait for the next one for this series. Definitely did not disappoint, absolutely loved it.
krsy001 More than 1 year ago
~~I received this in exchange for my honest opinion~~ Oh where or where to begin with this Review? Let me start with what I can tell you... You will not be disappointed, not at all! You will also need tissues. There is also very twisty parts, things that I never saw coming and things that I thought would be so far out in left field that it couldn't happen, but guess what...A TWIST! Here is something that I can't tell you.... I bet you thought I was going to give you a secret! Well, nope you will just have to read Call Back. Denise creates works of art when she writes. Call Back hits really close to home for me. When I tell you that you are going to need tissues, you will need tissues. Magnolia has been told by several people to stop digging up the past, but sometimes the past comes back to find you. I want to say so much more about this book, but I feel that if I put anything else in this review, I will be giving important things away. I can tell you that this leaves you needing more, like right now. So if you are like me and need more right now, you can always go back and re-read the other books in the series and put the whole story together! You will not want to miss this book!