Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons - Denise Grover Swank

Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons

By Denise Grover Swank

  • Release Date: 2012-06-29
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 1,308 Ratings


Book two in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling Rose Gardner Mystery series,<br>
When Rose reports for Fenton County jury duty she figures she's lucky to get out of a morning working at the DMV. Instead, despite a disastrous encounter with the new assistant district attorney, Mason Deveraux, she's picked as a juror on a murder case. As the trial progresses, she realizes an ominous vision she had in the men's restroom proves the defendant is innocent. And there's not a cotton picking thing she can do about it. Or is there? As if things weren't bad enough, Rose's older sister Violet is going through a mid-life crisis. Violet insists that Rose stop seeing her sexy new boyfriend, Arkansas state detective Joe Simmons, and date other men. Rose is done letting people boss her around, but she can't commit to Joe either. Still, Rose isn't about to let the best thing in her life slip away.


  • Loved!!!!

    By Tinasb
    I loved this book!
  • Woohoo Book 2!

    By PRC-88
    The second installment of the Rose Gardner Mysteries was even better than the first! I love the introduction of new characters - Neely Kate is everything I want in a chance encounter turned best friend!! We also see some incredible personal growth from Rose as she navigates her new life of freedom though Violet is struggling with this new side of her sister. All in all it’s the same fantastic writing and creative story telling that I loved in the first book, continued, and just made better!
  • Twenty nine reasons

    By Paint a word
    I loved the story, fast reading eye candy. Could not put it down. Can’t wait for next one.
  • Loved it then didn't

    By Kenia Rojo
    When I first started the first book I was so involved. I loved the characters and I loved the story line. Then I bought the second one and I was into it and I was loving it. Towards the middle I got bored and felt it was repetitive in the main characters actions. And the story kind of felt like it dragged on. Finally towards the end I was into it. I wanted to read more I was excited. That portion in the ending chapters is what I was looking for in this book. So when I finish it I was ready for the third. So I went looking to see how many books there where and of course how much. This is what got me, if the story line got boring for me I knew that if the rest of the books end up being like this I will never finish them. It took me a year with book 2 because I got bored with it till the end. So then I saw the price and I knew then I will not be continuing the story. I'm the kind of girl who will read 3-4 large books with a lot of pages then a small book that end up being like 12-13 novels long. So I think for that I still gave. Good rating considering I got bored with the storyline. I mainly gave it 4 ⭐️ because I loved the first book and the characters. So that's my review of this book. :)
  • Perfect

    By Masie1995
    I love this series! Love the author I've just about read everyone of her books. I have never been much of a reader but I got ahold of the rose gardner series just browsing on iBooks and it lead me to read every single book in the series in 2 weeks. Then I read a lot of other books by Denise and I can never put them down. Definitely would recommend any of her boos.
  • Fun and not too scary!!

    By bbergs
    I love the Rose Gardner mysteries, and all the wonderful things about living in a small southern town where nothing exciting happens until the a tornado named Rose manages to find trouble!! Great, fun mystery, and a love story!! Crappy doodles are my most favorite curse words - just the right words for certain situations!! Rose is truly growing up right before my eyes!!
  • I'm hooked on Rose!

    By Hlgpooh
    Excellent! One name: Neely Kate. LOVE THIS BOOK! Rose continues to emerge from her shell and reinvent herself in the second book of the Rose Gardner mystery series. At jury duty, she meets her new BFF, Neely Kate and they are a force to be reckoned with. I can’t wait to read the next book and see where their adventures take them.
  • Loved it

    By bengalfan78
    The Second book in The Rose Gardner series is a wonderful sequel. It continues of adventures of our Favorite amateur detective Rose! We learned in 28 that Rose is as the gift having visons of the future. As we learned in the 28 that they are not always convenient and almost always get her in trouble. In 29, Rose has her first boyfriend, Joe (her hunky neighbor). We learned Joe is an undercover state trooper who lives in Little Rock. I loved seeing Rose grow in this book. She is finally free of her controlling and abusive mother and she is starting to find our who she is and what she really wants out of life. Of course with any change, comes uncomfortableness. We see not only Rose struggle to become comfortable in her own skin, but we see Rose's sister struggle with letting Rose grow up. Violet still wants to play mama bear and protect and control Rose. This causes friction with Rose and in her relationship with Joe. We also introduced to the awesomeness tha tis Neely Kate. Rose meets her friend soul-mate during jury duty and lets just say Fenton County will never be the same when these two become friends. Through out this book we see Rose form new relationships with the citzens of Fenton County. People who she will need to rely on or help. This of course causes some strain in her relationship with Joe as he feels left out and unable to protect Rose.
  • Love this whole series

    By Dagmabbit
    Worth the money!!! I am loving this series. This book is just as good as the first book. I already boug the third book and I am starting in it now. I love them all!!
  • Amazing series

    By Hushpuppy53
    If your looking for a GREAT author you need try this series! You will not regret it one bit, this whole series is amazing. You don't want the books to end!!! A-PLUS to Denise!!!