Monday, April 21, 2014

Book Review and Giveaway: Southern Heat by David Burnswoth

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from the author, via Pump Up Your Book, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

Welcome to our stop on the Southern Heat Book Blog Tour!

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Gunshots echo down an antebellum Charleston alley. Brack Pelton, an ex-racecar driver and Afghanistan War veteran, witnesses the murder of his uncle, Reggie Sails. Darcy Wells, the pretty Palmetto Pulse reporter, investigates Reggie's murder and targets Brack.

The sole heir of his uncle's estate, Brack receives a rundown bar called the Pirate's Cove, a rotting beach house, and one hundred acres of preserved and valuable wetland along the Ashley River. A member of Charleston's wealthiest and oldest families offers Brack four million dollars for the land. All Brack wants is his uncle's killer.

From the sandy beaches of Isle of Palms, through the nineteenth-century mansions lining the historic Battery, to the marshlands surrounding the county, Southern Heat is drenched in the humidity of the lowcountry.


This is the author's debut novel, and it's a pretty good one. I like that the main characters is a recent veteran, giving the book a very modern edge and the setting of South Carolina is wonderfully described throughout the book! The epitome small Southern town almost becomes its own character, as the mystery continues to unfold layers of it like an onion. And enjoyable mystery and writing. The book is a really fast read and perfect for reading by the pool, and I highly recommend you to add it to your Summer reading list!

About the Author:

David Burnsworth became fascinated with the Deep South at a young age. After a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and fifteen years in the corporate world, he made the decision to write a novel. Southern Heat is his first mystery. Having lived in Charleston on Sullivan’s Island for five years, the setting was a foregone conclusion. He and his wife along with their
dog call South Carolina home. Visit his website at for more info!


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