Out On A Limb: A Smoky Mountain Mystery

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Phoebe McFarland has just moved back to her hometown of White Oak, Tennessee, a sleepy rural community nestled in the mist-shrouded ridges and isolated hollows of the Smoky Mountains.

Now she spends her days working as a rural home health care nurse, making calls on a quirky roster of housebound characters she’s determined to take care of whether they cooperate or not.

She applies this same optimism to her love life, despite the fact that she’s been dating for 38 years without locating any husband material. When she runs into her childhood sweetheart, Henry Matthews, a wildlife ranger for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it looks like she might’ve found her man.

But Phoebe and Henry’s chance for romance has to be put on hold while they undertake a desperate search for a young woman who mysteriously vanished from the park during a gathering of world famous biologists and botanists, including a charismatic Frog Whisperer.

Out on a Limb is a mystery that takes place in the same Smoky Mountain world as her three national bestsellers Heart in the Right PlaceMedicine Men, and Bear in the Back Seat.

4 reviews for Out On A Limb: A Smoky Mountain Mystery

  1. JoAnn Thompson

    A Great Cozy Mystery I really enjoyed this story—the hair-raising plot is very suspenseful and will keep your interest—wanting to find out what will happen next. As an added bonus, there are so many funny incidents in this story that will keep you laughing out loud…along with the sweet development of two romances. You will also get a kick out of the local “mafia-type” characters as well. Narrator, Jodi Gaylord, did an excellent job bringing this story to life, and I enjoyed listening to her. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  2. Jodene Chase

    The twist and turns in the plot keep you involved in the story. Jodi Gaylord’s performance fit the story perfectly. I am planning on getting “The School for Mysteries” next. It has the same characters but a different narrator so I am hoping it is a good performance also. This book was given to me by Audiobooks Unleashed.

  3. Patricia Reichardt

    Give me a story that is full of twists and turns and I am a happy listener. Carolyn Jourdan’s Out On a Limb is full of them! It starts with a woman climbing a tree in a national park when someone tries to shoot her down. Definitely caught me up from there, wanting to know who she is, will she survive, who shot her and why! Phoebe has just moved back to White Oak, and she is our local nurse and is interested in her old boyfriend, Henry. Henry is a wildlife ranger and just when these two begin their second chance at love, they are now frantically searching for the stranded tree climber! Not only do we have this mystery, but the driving force behind the shooting of the woman is incredibly interesting. This book is one that will keep you guessing and the results surprising! I love these kinds of stories, the quirky characters, the hometown feel, trying to decide who to trust, and the creepy woods, all bring out the suspense. Jourdan’s descriptive visuals take us right there in the park and let us enjoy the ride to the answers.

    Jodi Gaylord gives it her all with the narration of this book. She has a great variety of voices and her storytelling is on mark. Each character has a distinct voice and personality and she brings it all to life.

  4. Danny Harr

    This is a very good book. There is a lot of twist and turns in it. A very good mystery. It keeps you interested from start to finish. I live two hours from Cases Cove I enjoyed a story about the area. I highly recommend this book. Jodi Gaylord did an excellent job narrating this book. I received a free copy of this book from audio unleashed but that has no influence on my review.

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