Lowcountry Book Club (A Liz Talbot Mystery #5) by Susan M. Boyer
Rating: Very Good
Description: Somebody pushed Shelby Poinsett out her second floor library window and it wasn't her husband. At least that what Charleston's most prestigious law firm wants Liz Talbot to prove. Liz must run the spectrum of Southern society, from the local homeless shelter where Shelby volunteered to the one-hundred-year-old book club where Charleston's genteel ladies are dying to join, to bring a killer to justice. (from Goodreads)
Why I Picked This Book: This is one of my favorite series and I can't resist books that have mentions of books in the title!
My Impression: When Boyer's last book, Lowcountry Bordello, ended we were at Liz and Nate's wedding and while things didn't go as planned I've been looking forward to checking back in with the newlyweds since I finished it. I was delighted to start this one and see how life was treating Liz and Nate. I absolutely love that now Nate can see Colleen. He's not nearly as thrilled about it but it makes for a funny little twist and it makes things a little bit easier since they can both see her now.
The mystery itself was entertaining and solidly done. We have a murder and an obvious suspect who has no motives and seems genuinely innocent. As for the victim herself there just doesn't seem to be any reason anyone would want Shelby dead. I read a lot of mysteries where it seems like everyone had motive and opportunity so I really enjoyed this one that was almost the exact opposite with no real suspects. I love seeing Nate and Liz work together on an investigation. I definitely feel like I'm puzzling it all out right along with them.
We get a little further with Colleen's subplot which I very much enjoyed. Her part in this book isn't quite as large as it seemed in the previous book but we do see quite a bit of her. I enjoyed watching her drive Nate crazy but it was also interesting to get a little more about her mission.
This has consistently been on of my favorite cozy mystery series and this newest entry did not disappoint. Liz and Nate are likable and good investigators and I love going along for the ride. Plus, I absolutely loved all the politics that went along with the 100 year old book club! This is a series I'll definitely be keeping up with!
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Definitely! Go on and sign me up for the next one! I really enjoy this series.
Would I Recommend this Book?: Yes! I think this series as a whole is a great starter cozy. I think it would appeal to all mystery lovers and would be a good way to explore the cozy sub-genre without getting too cozy.