Pickens' 1st book
1st book featuring Avery Andrews, South Carolina lawyer
St. Martin's Minotaur
Attorney Avery Andrews left her BMW behind in Columbia, South Carolina, along with her job at a high-powered law firm. She's come back home to Dacus where the vehicle of choice is a pickup truck with a dog chained in the back. Avery wants time to rethink her career and her life. What she gets is a bossy great aunt drumming up clients and dragging her to social teas. That's how Avery ends up hired by a local factory to help with a messy environmental problem. But she's at Luna Lake because an old high-school classmate is trying to get her attention with a half-baked stung, when divers find a car containing a corpse. Now, the discovery of the dead body sweeps into a red-hot case... and into the sizzling secrets of a small-town life, where some people get away with murder.
This book is yet another group read for February ;-) Just gotta love those mysteries...
"A couple of county cop cars and several pickups, one loaded with an air compressor, crowded around the boat landing at Luna Lake."