#BookReview: Unbalanced by D.P. Lyle

Laid-Back Gulf Coast Mystery-Comedy. This latest entry in the Jake Longly series almost seemed more comedic than mysterious, though certainly the comedy was regarding the mystery – or, more precisely, how Jake continuously gets pulled into the mysteries his dad and best friend – the *actual* Private Investigators – are working. Long time fans will be pleased with this latest entry, as everything we know and love about this series is still 100% there. For those new to the series or Lyle who don’t mind spoilers about relationships and perhaps a case or two of prior tales, this is actually a great mostly standalone ish tale that will show you what the entire series is like – and I can tell you from personal experience that one of these is more than enough to get you hooked. For the clean/ sweet crowd… eh, nothing is necessarily shown “on camera”, but there are certainly clear enough descriptions of what either is about to happen “off screen” or just has that at least some in that crowd may want to pass here. Overall another fun outing with the crew, great for those *hot* and *wet* and *hard* to handle Dawg Days of the Gulf Coast summer. Very much recommended.

This review of Unbalanced by D.P. Lyle was originally written on January 17, 2024.