I have to start out by saying, I loved it! I had never read anything from Mary Ellis with the exception of her Amish books, so I was happy to have a chance to read this book. I was not disappointed! The action was fast, the storyline well thought out. I would think, yes that is the murderer, and then be wrong. I love when I am kept guessing, the unpredictability makes a great mystery. I enjoyed that this truly was three mysteries in one story. You will have to read the book to discover those mysteries, but they will keep your interest. This makes me want to visit Memphis. This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. The book releases April 1, 2016, buy your copy at your favorite book store.
About the Book:
What Happened on Beale Street is an exciting addition to the Secrets of the South Mysteries from bestselling author Mary Ellis. These standalone, complex crime dramas follow a private investigator's quest to make the world a better place...solving one case at a time.
A cryptic plea for help from a childhood friend sends cousins Nate and Nicki Price from New Orleans to Memphis, the home of scrumptious barbecue and soulful blues music. When they arrive at Danny Andre's last known address, they discover signs of a struggle and a lifestyle not in keeping with the former choirboy they fondly remember.
Danny's sister, Isabelle, reluctantly accepts their help. She and Nate aren't on the best of terms due to a complicated past, yet they will have to get beyond that if they want to save Danny.
On top of Danny's alarming disappearance and his troubled relationship with Isabelle, Nate also has to rein in his favorite cousin's overzealousness as a new and eager PI. Confronted with a possible murder, mystery, and mayhem in the land of the Delta blues, Nate must rely on his faith and investigative experience to keep one or more of them from getting killed.