Book Review | Southern Comfort
Author: Fern Michaels
I’d like to say I enjoyed this book and loved everything about it. But I can’t. Don’t get me wrong, it had a good characters and a great story line. However, it was way too short. I found it left more questions unanswered than it resolved. I know that Fern Michaels is a #1 Bestselling Author but I can’t help but wonder if she rushed this book a little.
Set in Mango Key, Florida, it revolves around Kate Rush, a former DEA agent and Patrick ‘Tick’ Kelly, a police officer who has become a hermit after the death of his family. Also in the mix are Kate’s partner, Tick’s twin brother and Lawrence Tyler, Kate’s former boss who is holding an ugly grudge against her. Sent to Mango Key “off the record” by a former supervisor, Kate’s been asked to investigate a seemingly abandoned mansion at the far end of the beach where Tick’s house is located. She’s also been told to keep an eye on Tick.
Meanwhile, Lawrence is on the verge of being removed from his job. His father, the governor, has pulled all the strings he can to help him in his career and cannot help him any more. He’s being blackmailed and it seems to him to be connected to an anonymous tip he got just before Kate Rush quit her job and beat him to a pulp. Going “deep undercover”, he goes to Mango Key in search of answers of his own. What he finds there is more than he expected.
Again, great story line but it still feels as if the author may have rushed to meet a deadline. I can’t personally recommend this book but I hope that fans of Ms. Michaels will overlook it.
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*