With Neighbors Like These
by Linda Lovely
July 12 - August 6, 2021 Tour
He championed shooting deer inside the HOA’s nature sanctuary. Now his corpse is posed curbside, cradling a trophy deer head. The theatrical murder panics residents, and Ted Welch asks Kylee Kane, retired Coast Guard investigator, to help his HOA management firm calm fears. Kylee agrees. Her own mother is getting death threats over her crusade to protect the deer.
HOA=DOA TERROR REIGNS…
When a belligerent owner in another HOA is murdered, terror reigns. The Sheriff’s Department blames Ted for letting HOA feuds spiral into homicide. Kylee discovers links between the victims and suspects a recently-pardoned general is next. Authorities and the arrogant general dismiss her warning. Can she foil the third act in the crafty killer’s death-as-theater game or will she be the next corpse on display?
Praise for With Neighbors Like These:
"Linda Lovely delivers another twisty mystery with the perfect mix of wry humor and quirky characters. Anyone looking for a fun, fast page-turner, here it is!"
--Tami Hoag, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“HOA communities seem deceptively safe, but the mix of gossip and politics in rule-bound groups can be a fertile breeding ground for murder. For the gutsy Kylee Kane, a fact-finding gig in South Carolina’s Lowcountry turns increasingly complex and dangerous. With Neighbors Like These offers a distinctive setting, a tenacious female sleuth and captivating suspense.”
--Katherine Ramsland, bestselling author of How to Catch a Killer
"Low Country murder, intrigue, and even a little romance abound in With Neighbors Like These. Kylee Kane is a welcome addition to the genre, and author Linda Lovely knows how to stir the pot with crackling dialogue and a tidy little mystery. Highly recommended!"
--Richard Helms, Derringer and Thriller Awards winning author of Brittle Karma
Who would of thought managing home owner's associations could be such an exciting and deadly business? Lovely has crafted a novel that invites readers into the wild and threatening world of neighbors. The characters make this story. Kylee and Ted are good amateur sleuths. The officers with the sheriff's department are just egotistical and belligerent enough to frustrate Kylee to no end. And the homeowners! A woman who rides through the development in her golf cart noting any code infractions. A fellow who lets his dogs run free to do their business on others' yards. But my favorite was the fellow who exercises nude, ah, in front of a window.
The novel gets off to a bit of a slow start but once there is a murder, things get more interesting and the end is wonderfully suspenseful. Lovely's writing style is pleasant to read. The plot is good, slowly moving along with intensity at the end. And I learned more about home owner's associations and their problems than I ever wanted to know.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Published by: Level Best Books
Publication Date: July 13th 2021
Number of Pages: 326
Series: HOA Mystery Series, Book 1
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
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