"Superb romantic suspense"
In Cypress, Florida, snuggled in the Everglades, Elva
Lyons shuts her bar Southern Comfort to go home. Inside
her home, someone she knows comes out of the closet and
kills her. Apparently, Elva had bought a box of junk at a
church sale that contained a journal describing a murder.
The official report is an accident due to her falling
while using her skiff.
Elva's granddaughter Kim fled Cypress ten years ago after
accusing her stepfather, a favorite son of the town, of
murdering her mother. When she learns her beloved granny
is dead, she feels guilty for not going home often and
hurt as she missed the funeral. Kim has inherited the bar
and house of her granny and heads to Cypress knowing
everyone hates her, but one person would like her removed
anyway possible including the use of homicide.
Fans who have watched the career of Tina Wainscott soar
over the years will enjoy her latest romantic suspense
that never slows down until the climax. The story line is
action packed and keep readers guessing as to who killed
Elva though the villain seems a bit of a stretch once
revealed. The cast is a delight that brings a small
isolated Everglades community to life, alligators and all
so that the audience receives the usual entertaining
thriller from one of the best writers today at keeping the
© Harriet Klausner
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 16, 2003