Dead in the Water by Denise Swanson – Blog Tour and Giveaway

9781492648321-PRThe first book in the brand-new Welcome Back to Scumble River series featuring New York Times bestselling author Denise Swanson’s beloved setting and characters, Dead in the Water, is a gripping mystery that won’t let you go until you’ve turned the last page.

School psychologist Skye Denison-Boyd wishes she could click her ruby-red high-tops, chant “There’s no place like home,” and go back to life pre-tornado. With her house destroyed and a baby on the way, the last thing she needs is a dead body among the rubble.

But that’s exactly what she finds.

Zeke Lyon, the town’s mild-mannered bookkeeper, appears to have been a victim of the tornado—but some of the details don’t quite add up. When Skye starts to dig into Zeke’s mysterious death, her police chief husband, Wally, goes missing and she’s sure he’s been kidnapped.

Will she be able to solve the case and find her husband before it’s too late?

NOTE: I was provided with a free copy of the book by the publisher. I read and reviewed it voluntarily, and all thoughts or opinions expressed are my own.

Genre: Cozy Mystery
My Rating : **** (4 of 5 stars)

Skye Denison-Boyd finds herself surrounded by tragedy. A tornado destroys her home, and a local man who at first appears to have been killed by a tornado, has actually been murdered. As if that doesn’t add enough stress for the other dp chant mother, her husband disappears on top of everything else.

This was a fun, multi-layered, mystery that kept me guessing. I’m looking forward to more in this series.

I have read a few Scumble River mysteries, but don’t worry if you haven’t. The author gives you everything you need to know who’s who and what is going on, so you can jump right in.


Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win a “There’s No Place Like Scumble River Emergency Survival Kit” !


About the Author
Denise Swanson

Denise Swanson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Scumble River Mystery and Deveraux’s Dime Store Mystery series. She has been nominated for RT Book Review’s Career Achievement Award, the Agatha Award, and the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Visit her at

Twitter: @DeniseSwansonAu @Sourcebooks



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