Thursday, July 16, 2020

Review Tour and Giveaway: Blue Magnolia by WF Ranew

by W.F. Ranew


GENRE: Mystery-Thriller



PI Red Farlow dives headfirst into a hornets' nest of extremists. His new client, Hank Tillman, only wants to get a shot at country music stardom. While playing in a Georgia bar, Hank—known as Cowboy to his fans—stumbles into trouble. The kind that kills. PI Red Farlow steps in to help him.

Hank’s song, Redneck Devil, attracts the attention of a violent group called the Blue Magnolia. Its leaders want him to perform at their next hate rally. There's another, darker reason the Blue Magnolia wants Hank in its fold.

An elderly patient in a Florida insane asylum reveals a decades-long secret that devastates Hank. It’s the worst kind of fake news.

Can Farlow root out the truth? The PI has his own problems as he confronts a hired killer face-to-face.



“Midnight in My Heart” lyrics as sung by Hank Tillman

She strolled down to the river, 
In the town where she was born, 
The train crossed over the trestle, 
As she broke down to mourn. 

Her granddaddy died that day, 
She’d known him all of her life, 
He’d surprise her with pretty things, 
He showed her love with his smile. 

Oh, Grandpappy, where’d you go to? 
I didn’t expect you’d soon depart, 
Your passing left a hole in my soul, 
And now it’s midnight in my heart.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

W.F. Ranew is a former newspaper reporter, editor, and communication executive. He started his journalism career covering sports, police, and city council meetings at his hometown newspaper, The Quitman Free Press. He also worked as a reporter and editor for several regional dailies: The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle, The Florida Times-Union, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

Ranew has written three previous novels: Rich and Gone (Tirgearr Publishing), Schoolhouse Man and Candyman’s Sorrow. He lives with his wife, Dr. Lynn Ranew, in Atlanta and St. Simons Island, Ga.

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My Review

Blue Magnolia, continues WF Ranew’s series, Red Farlow Mysteries. I have not read the first book in the series, so I believe this one can be read as a stand alone. I thought this was a pretty good read. I like that it was not predictable and I never knew what was going to happen next. I could not put it down until I read the last page. 

I am giving Blue Magnolia four stars. I would like to read more from Mr Ranew and this series in the near future. 

I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

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  1. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read.   I appreciate it and thank you also for the giveaway. 

  2. Thanks for sharing your review and for the wonderful tour! I'll definitely be checking out Blue Magnolia.

  3. Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.