An Atlanta ex-cop comes to sleepy Lake Sackett, Georgia, seeking peace and quiet—but he hasn’t bargained on falling for Frankie, the cutest coroner he’s ever met.
Frankie McCready talks to dead people. Not like a ghost whisperer or anything—but it seems rude to embalm them and not at least say hello.
Fortunately, at the McCready Family Funeral Home & Bait Shop, Frankie’s eccentricities fit right in. Lake Sackett’s embalmer and county coroner, Frankie’s goth styling and passion for nerd culture mean she’s not your typical Southern girl, but the McCreadys are hardly your typical Southern family. Led by Great-Aunt Tootie, the gambling, boozing, dog-collecting matriarch of the family, everyone looks out for one another—which usually means getting up in everyone else’s business.
Maybe that’s why Frankie is so fascinated by new sheriff Eric Linden...a recent transplant from Atlanta, he sees a homicide in every hunting accident or boat crash, which seems a little paranoid for this sleepy tourist town. What’s he so worried about? And what kind of cop can get a job with the Atlanta PD but can’t stand to look at a dead body?
Frankie has other questions that need answering first—namely, who’s behind the recent break-in attempts at the funeral home, and how can she stop them? This one really does seem like a job for the sheriff—and as Frankie and Eric do their best Scooby-Doo impressions to catch their man, they get closer to spilling some secrets they thought were buried forever.
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**** 4 Stars ****
This whole series is quickly becoming one of my favorite series. I can't get enough of these characters and their world. I am hoping for more soon.
I have been dying for Frankie's story since Save a Truck, Ride a Roughneck. Once I finally dove into this book, especially after reading Peachy Flippin' Keen, I couldn't stop reading it.
I was dying for Frankie and Eric to come to their senses with their attraction. I kept turning the page hoping for at least a kiss just to add to their chemistry. I wanted them to clash with fireworks.
The laughs in this book had me literally laughing at loud at times. I may have snorted a few times, too. Molly Harper definitely has a knack of adding just enough comedy in her stories to keep me entertained.
If you haven't read this series yet, I highly recommend it. This cast of characters definitely fits the series name of Southern Eclectic.