Up Shute Creek - Denise Grover Swank

Up Shute Creek

By Denise Grover Swank

  • Release Date: 2018-11-06
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 5
From 73 Ratings


Book four in the New York Times bestselling Rose Gardner Investigations series. 
Rose Gardner feels like she’s up a creek without a paddle. Her sister is dying, her secret boyfriend, James Malcolm, is struggling to protect the county underworld from an upstart drug dealer, and her ex has moved back to town with a bee in his bonnet and a mission to root out corruption in the county. To make matters worse, Neely Kate is in dire straits too—the past she’s spent years trying to forget has finally caught up to her, with horrific fallout. They’re in the thick of danger, and everyone’s quick to tell them they’d do best to hunker down and keep to themselves.
But mysteries have a way of finding Rose and Neely Kate. A mother contacts them about finding her missing teenage daughter the same day they find a different young woman stranded by the side of the road. They know they should turn down the case, just as they should ignore the signs that the woman with the broken down car is running from something, but for Rose and Neely Kate, curiosity will always have a stronger call than danger. 
Reading order:
Family Jewels (Rose Gardner Investigations #1) 
Trailer Trash (Neely Kate Mystery #1)
For the Birds (Rose #2)
Hell in a Handbasket (Rose #3)
In High Cotton (Neely Kate #2) 
Up Shute Creek (Rose #4)
Untitled (Neely Kate #3)--Late Spring


  • Up Shute creek

    By Cris2306
    Omg absolute favorite couldn’t put the book down
  • Best one yet (until the next)

    By AxKnopp
    Another amazing book by DGS! From beginning to end, I couldn’t put it down. Always love to read what new mystery/problem Rose and NK are trying to solve or get themselves out of.
  • Another wild ride!

    By Smcneelytoo
    Denise has done it again! Every book she writes in this series becomes my favorite by the time I finish. This one is no exception! Its an 'OMG!!!' Story with lots of twists and turns, a little romance, and a whole lot of fun and friendship. A must read!
  • Up Shute creek

    By Jeremiah&Gabriel
    Love Rose and Malcolm ❤️
  • Up Shute Creek

    By psouth49
    As usual, I have to wait for the next book to find out if James and Rose have a future! I love Denise’s writing and haven’t read a book I didn’t love!
  • Amazing as always!

    By twinsiebri
    Denise Grover Swank never disappoints! I could not put this book down! So well written, with great twists and turns. I even fell in love with some characters all over again...I didn’t want it to end!!!
  • Up Shute creek

    By Turkey talk
    As always this is my favorite series. Loved that Rose Gardner has grown so much as a good person. Wish the books came faster. She and James have such a sad love story. Looking forward to the next book. Love your books.
  • I need more!

    By KatieM215
    Denise Grover Swank knocked it out of the park....again! Up Shute Creek takes you on a wild emotional journey. I fell out of love and then back in love with some of the characters in this book. My heart broke several times but was quickly mended by Neely Kate and Rose’s shenanigans. By far one of my favorite Rose books.... even if I need some nervous medicine waiting on the next.