Trailer Trash - Denise Grover Swank

Trailer Trash

By Denise Grover Swank

  • Release Date: 2017-04-18
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 382 Ratings


Neely Kate Mystery series is a companion series to the New York Times best selling Rose Gardner Investigation series. 

Neely Kate Coulson’s life is a carefully built house of cards—and now her newly discovered half-sister is threatening to collapse it. While everyone thinks Kate Simmons was neutralized when she was incarcerated in a psych ward, Neely Kate knows better. Her sister has been sending her letters threatening to expose her past, only Neely Kate has stuffed so many secrets into every available crack and cranny, she has no idea which ones could be dragged into the light. 

Growing up with an abusive, drug addicted mother taught Neely Kate to play the game—to be whoever she needs to be in whatever situation she finds herself in. But thanks to her best friend, Rose, she’s discovered she mostly prefers being herself. For the first time in her life, she has a lot to lose—a job, a plan for the future, and an adoring half-brother who happens to be the Chief Deputy Sheriff of Fenton County. But topple one card down, and all of them will fall. Everything she’s built could be lost in an instant.

Neely Kate knows she needs help, but when she reluctantly turns to Rose’s bodyguard, Jed Carlisle, she faces a far more dangerous threat—only this time her heart is on the line. 

Reading order:

Family Jewels (Rose Gardner Investigations #1)
Trailer Trash (Neely Kate Mystery #1)
For the Birds (Rose Gardner Investigations #2)
Hell in a Handbasket (Rose Gardner Investigations #3)
In High Cotton (Neely Kate Mystery #2)
Up Shute Creek (Rose Gardner Investigations #4)


  • Amazing

    By J0987643115794,74
    I love the different perspective! I’m a huge Rose Gardner fan and these just add to the story!
  • Love this series

    By Tinasb
    Love Neely Kate and her series!
  • Trailer Trash

    By Southern by Marriage
    Written to appeal to “the common folk”, which I am, the theme to me is quite immature and gimmicky. It reminds me of the cheap romance books I used to sneak and read of my mother’s, back in the day. I found it very lacking in a strong story line, believability of the characters, and the romance side, felt like a high school girl giving it her all. I paid $4.99 for this, which was $4.98 too much.
  • Love it!

    By Sweetsballer
    Another fantastic book from Denise! I couldn’t put it down! I love how you can never expect what is going to happen. She has a way of sucking you in and forgetting everything around you.
  • Talk about emotions

    By Jehsicka
    Neely Kate had a past but never in a million years did I think it was this. I love Neely Kate and I love the strong brave woman she is today. Most probably couldn’t get over what she went through. And Jed.... Can I have him?? Hahaha
  • Trailer trash

    By Cris2306
    Omg this book had me feeling so many emotions. There was so much raw materials but I loved them all I felt her emotions along with mine
  • Trailer trash

    By TyNelson24
    How can you not love Neely Kate? I love that she has become a better and different person since she met Rose. She's strong and feisty and can be a little humorous at times. I hope Neely Kate and Jed stay together. They are so good for each other!! Loved this book. Another I couldn't put down!
  • It’s been 2 years since I have read

    By Mauri2150
    It’s been 2 years since I have read a book by Denise, not because I lost interest... but because life happened and my “ me” time disappeared. Well picking up where I left off is as if I never skipped a beat! Love her books, love how they take me to this world of NK and Rose, as if I’m standing next to them smelling the hot summer days or coffee or muffy’s farts!! Lol
  • Trailer Trash

    By Knute1066
    I have always enjoyed reading Swank’s books. Great character development, interesting story lines, stories that you remember. Unfortunately, her language is becoming almost intolerable. The f-bomb is unnecessary to her novels. I am disappointed in reading words that are inappropriate. Is this how she speaks around her children? Please change. You are too good of a story teller to resort to gutter dialogue to keep readers.
  • Excellent

    By Inuvik
    Definitely different from Rose Gardner books. It was just as delightful and mysterious. Neily Kate's darker side comes out into the open and her surprising side kick sets it perfectly. Love love love!