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Southern Discomfort by Caroline Fardig
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Great Escapes
Rating: 4/5

When Quinn Bellandini finds the brother of her best friend dead, she would never thought that she will be person of interest of the murder... and when Drew (the brother of the victim and Quinn's best friend) is put under arrest, she starts investigating, because she knows he is innocent and doesn't want to be the next suspect!

'"Do you hear how absurd you sound?"
"This whole thing is absurd!" I cried, lowering my voice as I got some disdainful side-eye from the other guests. "When have you ever heard of a murder happening and a dozen people having really good reasons to kill the victim?"
"Well, during last weekend's Netflix binge-watching, I seem to recall in this one episode of-"
"I mean in real life, D."
"Oh, well in real life it's always the spouse."'

This had been a quite interesting read, because you could totally understand what Quinn is feeling and why she starts investigating, she is not curious, she is really terrified to start questioning some possible suspects. But at the same time, she knows if she doesn't investigate it doesn't seem that the police will do it, they think they already have the suspect!
Of course the victim is not a saint, he has a very dark character, some debts, maybe an affair... and is divorcing her wife... so everyone has a motive, even her brother... so Quinn will have to be quite sharp if she really wants to discover the truth, this is not an easy case to decipher, be prepared for a lot of theories but not many of them are correct!
It was nice too the relation Quinn had with her family, and specially her sister Delilah, their mutual protection but not afraid to say always the truth, lovely! And be prepared for a mysterious presence... I don't believe in ghosts, but maybe in the B&B they both own there's an uncle who take care of them... 
There's a little bit of romance in the story too, a handsome school friend that seems quite interested in Quinn, but after so many failed dates, I am not sure they are ready for anything more than enemies?
If you are searching for a new cozy mystery, this had been a great read, and I am sure the next Quinn adventure will be a must read too!
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