by Susan M. Boyer


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Private investigators Liz Talbot and Nate Andrews are all set to enjoy some quality time on the beach. That’s until they get the news about Darius. Darius DeAndre Baker, star of the hit TV show, Main Street USA, has had enough of the Hollywood highlife. After ten years of visiting everyone else’s hometown, he returns to his own—Stella Maris, South Carolina.

But the moving trucks have barely unloaded when Trina Lynn Causby, Darius’s high school girlfriend, turns up dead, and the entire town reels as Darius is arrested.

Despite the mounting evidence against him, Liz and Nate believe Darius is innocent. They dig through a scandalously long list of suspects, including Darius’s three ex-wives—who have all arrived in Stella Maris—and his love child with Trina Lynn.

But Trina Lynn led a complicated life. She had at least one stalker and two suitors—one with a jealous wife who recently made a deliciously outrageous scene when Trina Lynn turned up at a charity ball.

As the danger mounts, Liz and Nate race to find a killer and clear Darius’s name—and keep him alive.

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LOWCOUNTRY BOOMERANG by Susan M. Boyer | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.

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ISBN-13: 9781635115437
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Series: Liz Talbot Mystery Series , #8
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 43,831
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

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Lowcountry Boomerang 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read the complete series, to date, and each new book is better than the last!!!!
Anonymous 6 months ago
I love this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great summer beach read from Susan Boyer. This is #8 in the Liz Talbot Lowcountry mystery series. Well written plot that had me reading it every chance I got. Liz and Nate try to prove that hometown boy, Darius Baker, didn’t shoot Trina Lynn Causby, even though they had a history. I don’t normally read books with ghosts, but Colleen, guardian of Stella Maris and Liz’s dead best friend, is quit a character. And then there’s Liz’s family dynamics which make you chuckle too. Nate’s hinting that he has something up his sleeve for the holidays. Already looking forward to next book to see what it is. Way to go Susan. Keep this great lowcountry series coming.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Part of my enjoyment in this series is the main characters of Liz and her partner Nate – their ties to family and community, the pure ‘southern’ feel of the stories and the settings described and built for instant imagery. It’s easy to follow along as they investigate and ferret out the clues, with constant interference (or hiding from) the local police, or as in this case, delving deeper when the police have been ‘warned off’ by powers higher. A local boy has returned home after making a name for himself in show business, and not long after his high school sweetheart and up-and-coming local reporter is found murdered in a fairly public area. Nothing about this case is particularly straightforward to anyone but the police: the two had dinner and were observed in an argument – therefore he is the culprit. But Liz doesn’t believe it, the circumstances and ‘testimonies’ of the witnesses, all tourists, doesn’t seem to fit, and her meeting with Darius didn’t leave her feeling as if he’d done it either. But the police have arrested their ‘only’ suspect, and the case seems to be a simple one. Until a bit of a hint is dropped by their detective-friend on the mainland, that leads Nate and Liz to believe there is more to the story. And the more, could be very dangerous for them. When you add in the investigation, an ‘explosive’ ferry ride, and Liz’s mother and father having their ‘usual set-to’s’ as most long-married couples do, the insets of family life, the setting and a particularly muddy dog all add up to winner! Boyer adds in twists that continue stories and relationships established earlier in the series that help to further enmesh Nate and Liz into the setting, and while you don’t Have To read the earlier books in the series, I’m sure that you will want to – it helps to see who is who and get a real sense of the South Carolina coastal area and islands in which they live and work. With some marvelous food scenes, landscapes and town wanders – you will feel like you are on a walking tour of the area, and are sure to recognize many of the landmarks (and even the feel) of the place instantly. With a well-crafted mystery that needs solving by this unusual duo of Liz and Nate, and the downtime between ‘chasing clues’ perfectly balancing the tension, the story is easy to read, not easily solved and a great escape for a few hours of entertainment. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edekweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Donna Brado 4 months ago
I can never get enough of this series and these characters! sounds like there's a Christmas theme coming up. I'll be waiting not so patiently for the next one.
Kim Raffield 5 months ago
Love Liz Talbot series
lghiggins 6 months ago
Due to a sleep deficit causing me to repeatedly nod off and a several day reading gap, I chose to skim the first third of Lowcountry Boomerang by Susan M. Boyer again before I plunged back in where I left off. I absolutely enjoyed the second reading as much as the first, maybe more, since I was not concentrating on staying awake. I highlighted multiple passages that defined the characters, their backgrounds, and their relationships because there were so many and the web was so complex. I had only read two of the books in the series previously, and I found I needed to really focus to keep up. Liz and her husband, Nate, are private investigators in South Carolina with family ties to law enforcement agents and a helpful guardian spirit giving them an inside edge. In this cozy mystery, they are tasked with proving the innocence of a “down home,” folksy TV star who has just returned to his roots. There is lots of good investigating, albeit much of it illegal, set in tourist friendly Charleston. Southern dialogue will transport “y’all” to the land of sweet tea, Geechie fries (french fried grits sticks), heat with humidity, and ferries. There are a lot of possible suspects, but the ending is a complete surprise to the dynamic duo of investigators as well as the reader. I would like to extend my thanks to Edelweiss and to Henery Press for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
GratefulGrandma 10 months ago
I always enjoy a visit to Stella Maris, South Carolina. Catching up with Liz Talbot, her husband Nate and their friends and families is always interesting. In this outing, Liz and Nate are hired to find evidence that Darius Baker did not kill Trina Lynn Causby. There might be a lot of evidence against him, but Liz and Nate are sure he is innocent and the case is looking like someone has it out for Darius. There are many suspects for the murder, but none seem really strong enough, so Liz keeps digging, putting herself in danger as she gets closer to the truth. Private investigator Liz is a wonderful character. Not only is she smart, but she is genuine, cares about family, friends and the environment, especially the island. She pursues leads without judgment, following the clues and leads she and Nate uncover. Some of the trails they follow seem improbable but when everything fits together, they were right on. The many characters in Stella Maris have become friends to this reader. I love Liz's family and her parents, specifically her father, are always good for a laugh. In this book, Sonny, her contact on the police force is unable to contact her or work with her, so you know something is going on. Of course, Carol, Liz's friendly ghost is on hand to help with the investigation. She is still protecting Stella Maris, so Darius was her assignment in this story. Liz just had to figure out what he has to do with the care of the island. This was a well-written and plotted book, as I have come to expect from Susan M. Boyer. I love her descriptions of the area, especially as I will be there next year and will be checking out some of the area described. The mystery was interesting and had me reading this one in one day. I was not able to figure out who the culprit was, which always makes for an interesting read. As the conclusion is presented, I was surprised about the killer, but the reveal and finale was very well done. I definitely recommend this book to cozy mystery lovers, especially those who enjoy Southern Mysteries. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
brittanyh001 12 months ago
Susan Boyer, you never seem to disappoint! Your descriptions of Charleston and the surrounding areas are amazing. And let’s not forget about the food! The scene with Liz, Nate, and their two murder witnesses was incredible. You definitely had me wanting to be there and share in their fine dining experience! Looking forward to at least the next two Liz books, especially the Christmas one! I also can’t wait to see what Nate has up his sleeve for the upcoming holidays.
IleenPC More than 1 year ago
Lowcountry Boomerang is Susan M. Boyer’s 8th and Best Liz Talbot mystery so far, in my humble opinion. Susan’s writing is superb! And the mystery’s fantastic plot is as hard to unravel as a Rubik’s cube. You are laughing one minute, crying the next, then holding your breath or screaming out loud, then back to laughing. All the way through the story. And you never do figure out who murdered Trina Lynn Causby, a a crusading reporter for a local TV station, until the end of the book. Right after the murder, it turns out that Darius Baker, a Stella Maris resident who used to be Trina’s boyfriend in high school, but left for years and became the star of the national hit TV show, Main Street USA, is back and accused of the murder. But lots of quirky characters appear from Liz’s previous mysteries including Colleen who tells Liz and Nate that Darius is innocent and they need to prove it. Many other possibilities exist who could be the murderer, including a previously unknown to Darius love child, a son Trina had when they were briefly married young teens, his other three ex-wives, Trina’s two secret lovers and one of their wives, a stalker, and a good “platonic” male friend. Sonny Ravenel, a Charleston Police Detective who has a new partner who plays by the book, is sending Liz and Nate signals about the case surreptitiously through his girlfriend Moon Unit at the Cracked Pot restaurant she owns. There’s lots of craziness from Liz’s mother and father and sister Merry and brother Blake, Chief of Police of Stella Maris, and his girlfriend Poppy. As well as a whole bunch of fun new characters added to the mix. I read this new mystery in less than a day and can’t wait for Susan to write Liz Talbot Number 9. Also I was given a digital ARC copy for an honest review.
RobynKFLNJ More than 1 year ago
Another great story in a great series. I love the characters. There were plenty of twists and turns that kept me guessing until the end. I highly recommend this book and this series!
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Dedee1 More than 1 year ago
The best book on the series yet. It can be read independently of the other books but it is much more enjoyable if you have read the other books in the series and are familiar with all the characters. Characters are well developed and settings are described so that you feel you are there with them. It is fast paced and a fun read. No spoilers or book report from me!! Just read and enjoy as we await the next case that Liz and Nate tackle.
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LucyLov More than 1 year ago
I love Susan M. Boyer books, I won a spot to be a character in this book. So that might make me a litte prejudiced because my name appears . I was and am so excited, Susan Writes such wonderfulbooks, I have read them all . But this one is my favorite of course!
CCrow More than 1 year ago
Another great book in the Liz Talbot Mystery series! Liz Talbot and her husband Nate are private investigators. They are hired to help clear the name of former TV Star Darius Baker. Darius has returned home to Stella Maris and is accused of murdering his high school girl friend, Trina Lynn Causby. Trina Lynn is a local investigative reporter, with more than one person who might not like her poking around. But who has motive to kill her? The list of possible suspects is long. There are a lot of twists and turns as Liz and Nate narrow down the suspect list. And as in earlier Lowcountry books, Liz's family provides us with some added excitement and laughs. Susan M. Boyer is great at making you feel a part of the action. These books are hard to put down! I'm already looking forward to book #9!
CCrow More than 1 year ago
Another great book in the Liz Talbot Mystery series! Liz Talbot and her husband Nate are private investigators. They are hired to help clear the name of former TV Star Darius Baker. Darius has returned home to Stella Maris and is accused of murdering his high school girl friend, Trina Lynn Causby. Trina Lynn is a local investigative reporter, with more than one person who might not like her poking around. But who has motive to kill her? The list of possible suspects is long. There are a lot of twists and turns as Liz and Nate narrow down the suspect list. And as in earlier Lowcountry books, Liz's family provides us with some added excitement and laughs. Susan M. Boyer is great at making you feel a part of the action. These books are hard to put down! I'm already looking forward to book #9!
PNWBookworm More than 1 year ago
I adore this series and this book is no different. It was another fabulous mystery to solve with one of my favorite mystery series couples. The story starts off right away with a murder to solve and the pace of the novel was excellent, keeping my interest for the whole time and making it very hard to put down. The mystery itself was well done and not one that was easy to puzzle out. The writing was, as usual, on point. One of my absolute favorite thing about this series is the strength of the main characters relationship and that never waivers. Though this could be read as a standalone do yourself a favor and start at the beginning! They are all worth reading!! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All views expressed are my own.
MariWatson1 More than 1 year ago
Susan M. Boyer does a rip-roaring, mystery with this one. It has lots of action, plenty of interesting characters, and the sweet romance between our Protagonists. This time the murder of Trina Lynn Causby has Liz Talbot and her Husband Nate working overtime. They are defending Darius Baker, the retired star of Mainstreet U.S.A. With such lush characters as Moon Unit and other varied, southern characters this book is a page turner in the true sense. I sat and read the whole thing at one go. Not only is the charm of the story the ripe setting of Stella Maris, but parts of it were so funny I laughed out loud. The varied food makes you want to visit and if I ever find Chef's better than Charleston or this particular Island they will never get rid of me. Additionally, the fact that Liz and her Husband are Private Investigators is a plus. If Magnum P.I. had been married with this setting...well you get the picture. Treat yourself and read this one. I enjoyed it. My thanks to Netgalley and Henery Press
MMcCabeRentz More than 1 year ago
Lowcountry Boomerang by Susan Boyer finds our heroine, Liz Talbot, in the beginning stages of her latest mystery. Are the police trying to implicate the wrong man? Is the mystery who is being framed or why? Liz, Nate, Colleen and the rest of the Stella Maris characters we have come to love, pull together to support their wrongly accused island resident, Darius. Fans of the eight-book series will be happy to catch up with Liz, while newcomers will not feel left out and lost if this is the first book they are reading. Boyer does a great job of giving the reader enough prior knowledge of characters and events that they are in the loop but does not spend too much time on this so that series regulars are bored. Readers are even treated to an appearance from a main character and person of interest, Calista, from Lowcountry Bombshell. Lowcountry Boomerang offers readers a quick paced mystery peppered with laughs, especially from Liz’s family. Boyer does an excellent job of weaving the lives of the island inhabitants in with the mystery and propels both forward effortlessly. Her familiarity with the Charleston setting lends itself to lingo and locations in a manner that seems sincere and knowledgeable. I especially appreciated her including the issue of human trafficking which is an epidemic in the coastal region. I am an avid fan of the Liz Talbot series! I anxiously await new titles and finish them far too fast once they are released! Lowcountry Boomerang is an excellent addition to the series and for fans of the mystery genre. Those looking for a beach read, a cozy mystery, or even a supernatural book will also enjoy Lowcountry Boomerang!
Jarina More than 1 year ago
Lowcountry Boomerang is the eighth book in Susan M. Boyer’s very popular Liz Talbot Mystery series. B list celebrity and tv host sensation Darius Baker has moved home to Stella Maris and has purchased the old Devlin home place on Devlin’s Point. When Liz is given a cryptic message from Charleston Detective Sonny Ranvenel, she pays a visit to the new island resident just moments before the Charleston police arrive at Darius’ home. In the few minutes Liz has to speak to Darius, she relays the message and gets his approval to hire Charleston attorney Fraser Rutledge to defend him, hence also hiring liz and Nate to investigate. Darius is arrested for the murder of his high school sweetheart Trina Lynn Causby. Although Darius did have dinner with Trina Lynn the night she was murdered, he swears he did nothing to hurt her. In fact, the local journalist left their dinner to meet with an anonymous source regarding a story she was writing. As Liz and Nate unravel the clues and sift through the circumstantial evidence, they tend to believe that Darius has been framed, and expertly so. But, why? As the investigation flows and Darius is released on bond, Liz and Nate take Darius home to Stella Maris. As the ferry approaches shore and Nate starts up the car to get the air running an odd clicking sound begins coupled with guardian angel Colleen telling them to dive. As they leap into the water the crew follows them just moments before the car explodes, carrying the ferry to the bottom of the harbor. They must have gotten too close to the truth, This is a fast paced mystery with strong and interesting characters. It is twisty-turny with a very surprising ending. Susan M. Boyer has once again honored her readers with a well designed mystery! One that not only satisfies the detective of the reader’s heart, but also leaves the fan wanting the next story. I did enjoy this book and I do recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual, I couldn't put this book down! I love Liz & the gang and traveling through Charleston. After visiting this summer it's nice to be able to actually picture some of the places. Susan knows how to keep the reader on the edge of your seat & just when you think you may know who's guilty there's a twist you never see coming! Can't wait for the next installment!
Sibby19 More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Susan M Boyer's Lowcountry books and I thoroughly enjoyed each one. Lowcountry Boomerang was the latest and it's excellent. I love the way the author makes the characters come alive. When you read these books you feel that you are there in Stella Maris. Lowcountry Boomerang was excellent. It was filled with suspense, drama, humor and a surprise who done it ending. If you love cozy mysteries Susan Boyer's Lowcountry books will turn an afternoon into adventure.
ReadingRach More than 1 year ago
Southern Sleuth, Liz Talbot, and her husband Nate are back on the job! When a local news reporter turns up dead in an alley, P.I. duo Liz and Nate suspect that TV personality, Darius Baker, is being framed for the crime. Working around the clock to clear his name, they use techy gadgets, an intimate knowledge of Charleston, SC, and good old-fashioned instincts to uncover the truth. Susan M. Boyer's Liz Talbot Mystery series is smart, beautifully-written, and compelling. In each installment of this entertaining series, she takes you on an adventure through the incredible town of Charleston and (fictional) island of Stella Maris. Clues are dropped throughout the story, but Boyer cleverly distracts you with a cast of shady suspects, eccentric locals, and Liz's zany, but loving family. She keeps you in comfortable suspense until the very end when you finally reveal "whodunnit"! Lowcountry Boomerang will keep you on the edge of your seat and have you turning page after page while you laugh, tear up (maybe just a little) and dream of your next vacation to the Lowcountry. I can't recommend the entire series highly enough! So clear your calendar and dive into Liz's world! *Thank you to Susan M. Boyer, Netgalley and Henrey Press for granting my request for an advanced copy of this book.
DanieleK More than 1 year ago
The Liz Talbot Mystery Series is one the most enjoyable cozy series out there, and the eighth installment LOWCOUNTRY BOOMERANG is the best book to date. Full of relatable and likable characters, a complex murder investigation, and the fabulous Charleston, South Carolina, setting, it is a delightful read. This installment finds Liz and her husband/partner Nate looking into the death of a local TV investigative journalist and trying to clear the high profile prime suspect’s name. Was Trina’s death a random act of violence, related to the secrets in her personal life, or a result of her poking around for a news story? I love armchair travel, and Boyer’s depiction of Charleston and the surrounding region make me feel like I am right there in the midst of it all. I particularly enjoy the descriptions of the wonderful food from some of the area’s finest and most beloved establishments. There is something quite special about the Lowcountry, and Boyer’s love for it shines through on every page. I really like all of the characters. They are well developed and realistically executed. I particularly love Liz’s parents whose relationship is endearingly quirky. Liz and Nate are intelligent and resourceful, and some of my favorite scenes are those in which the pair bounces ideas off each other working through the clues of the case. Unlike so many cozy protagonists, Liz and Nate are professionals so their investigating never seems forced or inappropriately nosy, and I appreciate that they work openly with the police. The mystery is solid with a somewhat surprising resolution. LOWCOUNTRY BOOMERANG is a lot of fun. Highly recommended. I gratefully received an ARC of this title through Edelweiss from the author and Henery Press. I voluntarily shared my thoughts here.