Killer Reunion by G.A. McKevett is the 21st book in the “Savannah Reid” mystery series. Publisher: Kensington, March 2016
If you think going home again is hard, try being a plus-sized PI with a troubled family legacy. But Savannah Reid is no shrinking violet. She’s ready for her high school reunion, complete with mean girls, ex-beaus–and murder charges. . .
When Savannah Reid fled McGill, Georgia, all those years ago, everyone figured the chubby girl from the wrong side of tracks wouldn’t be back. But with the hope of seeing her beloved Granny Reid, Savannah makes a triumphant return with her handsome husband on her arm, ready to face the past at her 25th high school reunion. When her old nemesis Queen of Mean Jeanette Parker shows she hasn’t changed her stripes one bit, Savannah rises to the challenge–and finally comes out on top. Until Jeanette’s dead body shows up in the swamp and just about everyone is ready to pin Savannah for murder. . .
Of course, Savannah’s own Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency comes to her rescue. But even her best buds are having trouble keeping Savannah out of jail, despite the fact that Jeanette has more than enough enemies–and quite possibly the blood of her recently deceased husband on her hands. Savannah never thought going back to school would be so hard. But she’s learned a thing or two in her time away, and she’s ready to finally make the grade when it comes to the ultimate high school redemption. . .
I always know that when I read any book by G.A. McKevett, she is going to thoroughly keep me engaged and entertained in all aspects of the current exploits featuring Savannah Reid and her compatriots. In this captivating tale, the gang got a few days to find a killer before Savannah is set up the creek when she becomes the prime suspects in the murder of her high school nemesis. Every emotion that can be evoked is present and accounted for as I devoured this fast-paced and riveting drama as I had to know how this was going to all play out. The author did a great job in plotting this mystery with some priceless scene with Savannah which took her on a journey of self-discovery, learning what was a stake and having her family have her back. But the best part of this book was the ending. . .made me both smile and shed a few tears. This is by far the best book in this delightfully charming series and I look forward to more exciting adventures with Savannah, Dirk, Tammy and the gang.