In High Cotton - Denise Grover Swank

In High Cotton

By Denise Grover Swank

  • Release Date: 2018-07-31
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 190 Ratings


Second book in the USA Today bestselling Neely Kate Mystery series, a spinoff from the Rose Gardner Investigation series. 

**NOTE: The release date has been moved from February, 2018 to July 31, 2018. 

Neely Kate’s life is finally coming together. She’s living and working with her best friend, Rose. Her newly discovered brother, Joe, has decided he’s done hiding that she’s his sister, and her new boyfriend, Jed, is everything she could have dreamed of and more. 

Only things aren’t going as well as she’d hoped. 

Neely Kate is still keeping secrets from Rose. Joe wants to introduce her as his sister at a high society dinner even though she doesn’t know the difference between a soup and a dessert spoon.  And Jed is spending more and more time away from her and won’t tell he what he’s up to. She’s worried he’s changed his mind about them, not that she’s surprised—can you build a relationship on digging up a body together?  

Now someone’s calling Neely Kate about her Ardmore secrets, and her sister Kate might be locked up on a psych ward, but she has a few surprises of her own. Neely Kate can’t help wondering if it’s time to come clean about her past with the people she loves. 

The dead body that turns up in her basement might be the kick in the pants she needs. Because the truth will set you free, or if you’re Neely Kate, land you in hot water. 


  • Boring

    By twoyummykids
    This is by far the least interesting of Denise Grover Swank’s books. It is repetitive and slow. The characters are poorly developed in this book, and the story line is thin. I do not recommend this book.
  • WOW! Neely Kate and Jed…total WOW!

    By Coloradogal
    I love this series...the Rose Gardner and Neely Kate series...they are tied together in a story line. This book focuses on Neely Kate, and loving this character I was glad to see Denise Grover Swank focus on her. One thing I love about these books is the characters grow as people...well, at least most of them do. This book is a mystery as well as a romance...and I love her boyfriend Jed...and the focus on him in this book. I recommend this book and the entire series. You really need to read the entire series in order --- otherwise it will not make a lot of sense. But this series is so worth the money and the time. I cannot recommend this book or this series too much!
  • Stop reading this and go buy this book now!

    By Macey_27
    Denise Swank Grover is an amazing author. Who writes amazing stories time after time and this book is no different. Amazing!
  • Oh My Stars and Guarders

    By JessKnitts
    Denise Grover Swank had done it again! Made me excited for the next book! I love these Neely Kate storys
  • Loved “In High Cotton”

    By Dasiesoo
    Congratulations on such a moving romantic mystery. I couldn’t wait to read it and now I can’t wait to read “Up Shute Creek”. I’m addicted to Neely Kate and Rose Gardner adventures!
  • Can’t wait for the next one!

    By Smss829
    I LOVE this series and All the the Rose Ann Gardner series! You truly know how to build characters people can relate to, and fall in love with! I seriously hope you continue to grow them!
  • Amazing

    By jjettegator
    Denise has done it again. I am a fan of Neely Kate and her no nonsense attitude! There are so many ups and downs and turns of the best kind in this book. I couldn’t put it down and I can’t wait until the next one!
  • I can never get enough

    By Mauri2150
    I love this series! It’s as if you are in the story with them! Excellent writer, fabulous series!
  • A must read!! Is it November yet? 😊

    By CrazynVA
    Getting to know NK in a whole new like is unbelievable, and I love her even more for it! Plus is there ever a time where the Simmons family can’t keep looking over their shoulders? From the beginning to the end Denise keeps you on edge for what could happen next. If it isn’t the Simmons family than it’s Ms.Rose Garden herself that keeps the little town of Henryetta on its toes!
  • In high cotton

    By ms.tori
    This is a must read! So many surprises