When Low Country Bribe first came out a few months ago, I was skeptical about its subject; an agriculture agent getting a bribe and what ensues as a result. I mean, how compelling is the federal agriculture agency? I love it when I’m wrong! It was not only compelling, but riveting.
The book is set in the low country of South Carolina, and features Carolina Slade who works as a loan processor for the agriculture department. She is bribed by a simple hog farmer who turns out to be something more than he appears. She meets Wade, a federal agent and the complications really start mounting up. There are murders, pay offs, politics, twists and turns. A well-crafted mystery.
This book is a real page turner and I think the author is a very good story teller. The first book in a series, I find myself looking forward to the next installment which at the time of this review is at the publisher. I want to spend more time with the characters and see what happens next. I love books set in the South, I live there now (I consider Florida part of the South; some people disagree with that view. They are wrong!) and the country and culture fascinate me.
I downloaded the book to my Kindle for free when the author offered it for a day or two. It is a book worth buying and paying a publishers price. The old adage is true; things are not always what they appear to be. I have learned a lesson with this book, not to make assumptions. Definitely a book worth your time and money.