Joshilyn Jackson was recommended to me during a brief e-mail exchange with another Bookmoocher, after we got into a "yay Southern lit!" convo.
"Gods in Alabama" involves kind of a reverse mystery, with the solution coming before the whole motivation thing. It was interesting enough to keep me reading throughout the long weekend, with characters who were likeable most of the time.
I didn't enjoy it as much as I expected to; maybe I've hit my limit of unstable characters and dead parents and need to read something 100% fluffy. But I did like it, even if I didn't LOVE it, and I'll definitely be trying something else by Jackson.