Trailer Trash - Denise Grover Swank

Trailer Trash

By Denise Grover Swank

  • Release Date: 2017-04-18
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 5
From 74 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)


  • Brilliant as Always!!

    By Jakersophiesmama
    I fell in love with Rose Gardner years ago and find myself waiting quite impatiently for a new DGS book to get lost in. "Trailer Trash" doesn't disappoint one bit and I love the new relationship between NK and Jed. Thanks DGS for another well written book, I couldn't put down until I finished!
  • Must read!

    By RuthieParrish
    Neely Kate was a great character from the beginning... but now.... WOW!! Fantastic story, gripping and powerful! I loved it! From the first word until the last!
  • Denise does it again! 👍🏻 NK is a fierce!

    By ReneReadstooMuch
    Even though this series was so much darker than reading about her in Rose's series I still loved it. Neely Kate's story had me on the edge of my seat! This story will have you both laughing and in tears. Not only that but you get to know Jed on a different level as well! Can't wait to read the next book to see where this relationship goes!
  • Amazing from start to finish

    By AxKnopp
    I have loved every DGS book I've ever read and Trailer Trash was no exception! Neely Kate has been my favorite character basically since we met her in 29 and a half reasons. I loved learning about her past and seeing how much she's grown as a person. Denise has a way of really making you feel like you know the characters and what they go through so I cried more than a few times as NK revisited her past. Plus who doesn't absolutely love Jed! I will be UN patiently waiting for the next book in July!
  • Amazing

    By LagosJ
    I love Neely Kate. This book it's amazing I loved it from the beginning. I hope Denise comes up with more books about Neely Kate and Jed.
  • Absolutely wonderful

    By Kiwigurl16
    I love all the rose gardener books from both series, and was very impatiently waiting for Trailer Trash to come out! I love the idea of learning more about Neely Kate, seeing things from her point of view and getting so many questions answered that have been eating at me for a while now. Neely Kate has been through a lot of really tough and mentally challenging situations that you wouldn't wish on anyone. It's incredible that she has the amazing outgoing, spontaneous and most times hilarious outlook on life. There's times more often now since her miscarriage, and her husband leaving that she gets really down and depressed but this books address all of that and you watch as she copes with some old demons and finally starts the process of moving on with her life. She still has a long road ahead of her, and I can't wait to see what rose and Neely Kate come up with next but I think she's on the right path to being truly happy. I loved the bonus material at the end as well! Definitely a nice add in! I would highly reconvened this book to anyone. It can be read alone however I would read all the rose gardener/ Neely Kate series in order!
  • So good!

    By Amy Fullen
    Another amazing read by Denise Grover Swank. The way information is revealed throughout the book keeps you in suspense. Definitely a page turner.
  • AMAZING!!!

    By Hushpuppy53
    Once again Denise hit it out of the park!!! This book sinks you in, in a instant. You literally feel like your right there going on Neely Kate's adventure with her. You feel like your riding in the back seat and seeing everything unfold right with her. All the pain that she has endured throughout her entire life just stuns you. It shows how much of a survivor this woman really is! I can't wait to see if she gets her happy ever after that she deserves very much. I can't wait to see how her relationship with Jed evolves more. This book is amazing from the first chapter. I can't wait till the next book!!!
  • Raw and Real

    By AmberJo1234
    The story of Neely Kate Colson is raw and real, and while it's not something everyone can relate to, it touches a deeper part of the reader. It makes you want to be her friend like Rose or protector like Jed, someone she can rely on when everyone else fails her. Denise Grover Swank never disappoints! I love all of her books!
  • Pleasantly surprised

    By Jackkirb
    I wasn't overly excited for this book initially since I really wanted to follow rose and James. However I was excited I was wrong. The book was great and great insight into the mysterious NK. I Love Jed too!