MISCHIEF IN MUDBUG
This book is a follow-up to DeLeon's first Mudbug book. Unfortunately for readers who missed book one, this one doesn't make a lot of sense by itself. Characters seem ill-defined and lack consistent motivations that would lead the reader through the murky plot.
As they begin investigating, Beau and Sabine discover an attraction and start to realize that someone is trying to kill Sabine. Meanwhile, Beau succeeds in locating some possible family for Sabine, but adding them to the mix doesn't make anything clearer. Sabine has more near-death experiences and an occasion of sin with Beau. Just what is going on here in the bayou? (LOVE SPELL, Oct., 304 pp., $6.99)