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Lowcountry Boomerang

(Liz Talbot Mystery #8)

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4.83  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  41 reviews
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
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Paperback, 270 pages
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Henery Press
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Carol Krout
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC for a honest review.
I have been reading this series and was excited to receive this ARC.
Liz hears about the case of Trina Lynn Causby from her friend Moon who's dating Liz's very good friend Sonny. Moon just knows that Sonny wanted her to tell Liz something about this case and Liz can't mention any names about who she heard it from.
So from the beginning we are drawn into this who killed Trina case.
The clues and suspects wind around and around and just when you're sure you k
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Ileen
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
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Kathy Kennerley
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it! I had to drop everything until I was finished with this book. Private investigator Liz is a truly genuine person. She pursues leads without judgment based on her own set of solid values. It's fascinating to watch her and her husband hashing out their hunches and uncovering answers. Some of the trails they follow seem probable but aren't until finally everything fits with a gratifying snap. This is one of my favorite authors. She makes me long to visit the sites and restaurants and fe ...more
Jeanie Jackson
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dedicated fans and new readers are sure to love Lowcountry Boomerang! Susan M. Boyer knows how to create characters for her readers to love, or dislike. Those we dislike may not be the villains of the novel but they sure aren’t loveable and they offer reasonable red-herrings without making us feel cheated. The plot was excellent and complex as always and made for a great read. I think Lowcountry Boomerang has supplanted Lowcountry Bordello as my new favorite.
I requested an received a copy of th
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Betty
I enjoyed my previous visits to Stella Maris Island and the lowcountry of South Carolina and I was not disappointing the eighth installment of the Liz Talbot series. I read it in one setting as it is difficult to set down. Colleen plays an important role in the story.
Darius deAndre Baker, a TV star has return to his home. Shortly after is return an old nemesis, Trina Lynn Causby is murdered. The police are pressure to arrest Darius. Along with help from Colleen, Liz and Nate
work to clear him. Af
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Robin Mattei
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

I have read all the books in the series and have to say this is the best yet. Love how the characters are developing and the storyline as usual is great and kept me guessing.

This is a great read!
Lisa Hudson
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
INTRIGUE, ENLIGHTENMENT & ENTERTAINMENT!

Lowcountry Boomerang (A Liz Talbot Mystery Book 8) by Susan M. Boyer is a whirlwind of intrigue, enlightenment and entertainment! Starring everyone’s two favorite Private Investigators, Liz Talbot and her husband Nate Andrews, this series is set in and around beautiful Charleston, South Carolina and the wonderful Stella Maris, Island. This installment involves a hometown hero who has made a name for himself as reality television star. Darius is tired o
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Jennifer Ritter
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 mess ...more
Tami
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic story and mystery filled with twists and turns till the very end. I loved Lowcountry Boomerang, the newest release in the the Liz Talbot Mystery series by Susan M Boyer. Ms Boyer exceeds all expectations I have come to look for and truly love in this series. Every book in this series is better than the last. This is a difficult task because the first book was excellent to begin with. Boomerang brought everything we love about this series. Right from the first chapter, I felt the ...more
S.F. Bose
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Someone murdered Trina Lynn Causby and the police seem convinced the killer was Darius Baker. Darius had returned to Stella Maris after retiring as the host if the hit TV show, Main Street USA. Trina and Darius had been high school sweethearts. They were also seen arguing at a restaurant in Charleston the night of the murder. Thanks to Liz, Darius hires Fraser Rutledge III as his lawyer. Liz and Nate then set out to prove Darius was innocent. Unfortunately, the evidence against him keeps mountin ...more
B
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure, I received ARC for my honest review.

LowCountry Boomerang, the 8th book in the Liz Talbot Lowcountry series, is a well crafted mystery with many twists, turns and surprises. Liz Talbot & her loving husband, Nate Andrews, are private investigators working for the defense attorney representing retired reality TV personality, Darius Baker, who just moved home to Stella Maris. Darius had dinner with Trina, his former HS girlfriend. Shortly after dinner, Trina was found dead by a
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Merry Chapman
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As with all the books in this series we are taken on a roller coaster ride with twists, turns, red-herrings crazy circumstances and misinformation right to the very end when you are surprised with the unveiling of the killer. Liz and Nate are drawn into the murder from the beginning when a TV celebrity, Darius Baker retired from his show and decides to return to his hometown. When his former High School girlfriend is found dead, he is railroaded into being charged with the murder and it is up to ...more
Paula B
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s so good to get back to Stella Maris! All my favorite folks are in Lowcountry Boomerang, and there are a few new friends to meet. I’m sure that’s how the new character, Darius, feels when he returns to his hometown. Especially when Liz and Nate go above and beyond to help him out.
If you have read Susan Boyer’s other Lowcountry books, you’ll be delighted with this new entry. It’s as full of the fun, food, and mystery as all the others. If this is your first Liz Talbot book, it’s going to mak
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Misty Partin
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Susan M. Boyer delivers yet again! If you haven’t read any of these books, you absolutely must. The antics that the Liz’s (main character) family get up to are hilarious. Please, avoid drinking anything during these parts for safety’s sake! She keeps you guessing until the end about whodunit. There is no deux ex machina here, though there are plenty of believable red herrings along the way-as there is with any really good mystery. I have also now added a new place to stay and some new restaurant ...more
Mary Lou
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Susan M. Boyer has done it again!!! It is wonderful to have Liz, Nate, her parents and all the wonderful characters, both on Stella Maris and Charleston back again. Once I started reading, I had a hard time putting it down! Love this series, and Susan does such a wonderful job writing an entertaining story, that has you laughing out loud. She also is able to weave quite the mystery and leaves you on a quest to figure out who actually was the killer.

I love the setting in Charleston and Stella Ma
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Cherie
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 t ...more
Michele Davidson Smith
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Susan Boyer has once again pulled us into the lowcountry of South Carolina and the life exploits of Liz Talbot, private investigator. Liz, along with her husband, Nate are hired to defend a local turned celebrity who is framed for murdering his high school sweetheart. As Liz and Nate are combing all of Charleston for clues, they are unaware of the danger that is shadowing their investigation.

Susan pulls us into the rich warmth and charm of the South with the ease of a true native. You will defin
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Kate
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review of this book. I love, love, love this series, and have been waiting for this book for what seems like forever. It did NOT disappoint. One of the many things I love about this series is how dang smart Liz is. She's also not stupid - if you get the distinction. No TSTL moments here. I enjoyed the interaction with Nate and want to go to dinner at Liz's Mothers house. I truly enjoy all the interwoven characters, especially Colleen.

Charleston is one
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Cynthia
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lowcountry Boomerang, the 8th in Susan M. Boyer’s lowcountry Liz Talbot series, brings the reader back to Stella Maris, our ever-curious duo, Liz and Nate and – of course - Colleen, the cheeky guardian ghost. This book, and the entire series, delivers southern charm and a sense of place that makes the reader long to actually visit Stella Maris. In this installment, we are introduced to Darius DeAndre Baker, the successful returning hometown boy who within days of his arrival on the island is acc ...more
Susan
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This was another fantastic trip with Liz and Nate!! I say this every time but this was my favorite book in the series! Helping Darius Baker clear his name and prove he didn't murder his former love may be the hardest case Liz and Nate have ever had to work. Without Sonny or Colleen following along with them every step of the way, this may be the most dangerous case they have ever had to work. There is no shortage of suspects and it kept
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Melodie
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Liz Talbot is about as real as it gets, for a fictional character! She worries about her family, her husband, her finances, her neighbors, and her community, just like we do. However, she does it while solving mysteries and communicating with her deceased best friend/guardian angel and enjoying the scenery and cuisine of the lowcountry. In this installment of the Liz and Nate saga, they solve a murder mystery that involves some of Liz's old high school friends. I always enjoy a trip to Stella Ma ...more
Cathy Garrison
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hello Stella Maris and Charleston! I love visiting these places with Liz and Nate while they solve another mystery with the help of Colleen. Susan Boyer has a way of drawing you into the story and making you feel as if you know each character personally. Her writing is so descriptive that I would swear I have vacationed on Stella Maris at some point in my life. The Lowcountry series never disappoints and Susan Boyer cannot release them fast enough for her fans! So come on to South Carolina and s ...more
Tanna Mullinax
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was privileged to have an ARC to preview and review. Susan Boyer has done it again!! I have been anticipating this book for a while and it did not disappoint!! From the first page to the last, I was riveted by the plot and the characters! It might be my favorite Liz Talbot mystery yet!! It was exciting and mysterious! This book had you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end! I tried playing detective along with Liz to figure out who the perpetrator was, but I was unsuccessful! If you a ...more
Tracie Crane
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Opening a Lowcountry Book is like meeting your best friend at the local coffee shop, it makes you all warm and happy inside! This one felt a little different in the beginning that I couldn't figure out, but equally as good as all it's predecessors.
Local Hollywood star, Darius Baker, returns home to Stella Maris to enjoy the life he left behind only to be arrested for a murder! Now Liz and Nate, the married Private Investigator team, must find out the real killer. Tons of twist and turns and fam
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Pat
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So glad to catch up with Liz and Nate, and the quirky characters of Stella Maris.
Liz and Nate are assigned to the case of a reality TV star, accused of murder.
He, and his multiple ex-wives, maintain his innocence, but it appears that someone in the police department is willing to go to great lengths to keep him in jail, and get Liz off the case, by any means necessary.
Intrigue, plot twists, the charm of Charleston, all standard for this author, as well as laugh out loud scenes with Liz's Mama a
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Christine
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's not just another day at the beach for Liz Talbot and her husband Nate Andrews when they earn TV star Darius DeAndre Baker is leaving Main Street USA and return to Stella Maris. In Lowcountry Boomerang, by Susan M. Boyer, this should be cause for celebration. But before Darius settles in his high school sweetheart is found dead, and the police think he is the murderer. Liz had been friends with Darius in high school and she knows he's no killer so she and Nate set out to find the real killer ...more
Leslie Sherwood
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This is a wonderful addition to the Liz Talbot Lowcountry series! I loved it! I was surprised by the ending and who the villain was. Liz and Nate make a wonderful investigative team with all of their cool little “toys” to help them solve the mystery. She continues to make Stella Maris and Charleston, SC sound like wonderful places to visit. I’m planning a trip there to see all of the places mentioned in the Liz Talbot stories. They sound wonderfully intriguing. I am looking forward to the n ...more
Stacey
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Liz and Nate are back for another nail biter on Stella Maris. A woman has been killed and the killer is tracking Liz and Nate’s moves. Susan Boyer continues her Liz Talbot series with a winner in Lowcountry Boomerang. This book was such a pleasure to read – I love to follow along with Liz and Nate as they tease out another mystery. Boyer’s descriptions of Charleston will have you believing that you are walking the streets with Liz and Nate in pursuit of the killer.
Susan Willis
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Eighth in the series and one of the best yet! Liz Talbot and her husband operate a detective agency in what has to be one of the most beautiful areas in our country. This case involves an innocent man who it appears is being railroaded into taking a murder rap. Fortunately for him, Liz is on the case. I have loved this series from book 1 and continue to eagerly anticipate additions. Highly recommend.
Andrea Strickland
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was thrilled to receive an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

The Liz Talbot Mystery series is one of my favorites for so many reasons. Charleston is my home and I am always delighted to read books set here. Susan goes into such great detail with the locations that I can visualize each step along the way. The characters are genuine, charismatic, and adorably eccentric. Each mystery has enough twists and turns to keep it interesting, without becoming completely far fetched.

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Susan M. Boyer is the author of the USA TODAY bestselling Liz Talbot mystery series. Her debut novel, Lowcountry Boil, won the 2012 Agatha Award for Best First Novel, the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, and garnered several other award nominations, including the Macavity. The third book in the series, Lowcountry Boneyard, was a Spring 2015 Southern Independent Bookselle ...more

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