Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Early Book Review: Bone To Be Wild

Bone to Be Wild: A Sarah Booth Delaney MysteryAuthor: Carolyn Haines
Publication Date: May 19, 2015
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Series: Sarah Booth Delaney # 15

Sarah Booth Delaney is heartbroken: her fiancé Graf Milieu has decided to move to Hollywood permanently, leaving their relationship in shambles. Sarah Booth has a perfect distraction, however, in the form of the Black and Orange Halloween ball her best friends are throwing in New Orleans. Sarah Booth plans to dance the night away to the swinging tunes of her old flame Scott Hampton's blues band. But just as the party gets going, Scott receives a mysterious message that threatens his life and the lives of his bandmates. Sarah Booth knows that a new case is just what she needs to take her mind off her failed relationship with Graf, and she's ready to help Scott investigate. And then the message turns from threat to reality when the bartender from Scott's club is gunned down in a drive-by. Enlisting Sheriff Coleman Peters and the rest of her friends from Zinnia, Mississippi, Sarah Booth is caught in a race against the clock as she tries to stop a killer from striking again.

With a twist around every corner, Carolyn Haines will delight readers with Sarah Booth Delaney's latest zany adventure in Bone to be Wild.

“Sarah Booth, there is no certainty in life except uncertainty.”

“Death was stalking” was a peculiar way to phrase a threat.

Even in a tuxedo he still carried the scent of a starched shirt and sunshine.

Sarah Booth Delaney is a woman detective after my own heart! For quite a few years now I have followed this series and have anxiously awaited each new release every spring. I love emerging myself in the southern culture that makes up these stories because I just so happen to be a proud southern belle myself, so you can imagine that I have a lot in common with Sarah Booth. Each new book in the series is filled with many of the same loveable characters. This book hit a few heartstrings, however, because our lovable Sarah Booth is suffering from a broken heart and a broken engagement. At first I thought she was going to let it get the best of her, but we all know that she can never turn down a new mystery to solve! Plus, there are quite a few men in this book that she could easily “kill” time with while getting over her break up!

Sarah reconnects with quite a few people from her past, characters that have shown up in a few of the past installments to the series, and she actually ends up taking a case for an ex-beau of hers. Like I said, Sarah is suffering from her recent break-up, but she does her best to put all of those feelings past her. As always, the story is fast-paced and very easy to follow. Sarah’s loveable dog, Sweetie Pie, is just another endearing touch that makes this series worth following. Sarah is built to be a realistic character, written with flaws and good qualities alike; she is genuine and I have absolutely loved following her on each of her cases. I hope the series will continue and only get better and better.

***A free copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Minotaur Books in exchange for my honest review***

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