Sunday, January 5, 2014

Review: Music City: A Novel By: Leona Bryant

Music CityMusic City by Leona Bryant
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Shelly Shepard, a Nashville Star, now looks back on her life and her beginnings. A runaway from an abusive drunk mother, having left behind her younger siblings in the middle of the night at the age of fifteen, the kind stranger that took her right into Nashville, got her a job, and a place to live. She has so much to be thankful for and wants to give back and find the person that changed her life forever.
Derek and Alex are detectives that have their own painful pasts that have lead them to solving mysteries. Fate takes a hand, when hiring a male secretary leads them to their biggest and most famous client, his mother, Shelly Shepard. She gives them more workload and secrets and sins than most families have ever needed to work out. But that angel from the past might be the angel she needs for her future, if they can find him.
A book filled with twists and turns, secrets and lies, shows the ugly the lives within some and the good in others, and how not always are people all one or the other. I was surprised to find that this was a debut novel, for the complex storyline and the depth of emotions for some of the character development speaks of a seasoned writer. This is one to enjoy and focus on over a weekend, it also has a nice message that will stick with you long after you have turned the last page.

View all my reviews