Remember I’ve been reading this series? I told you what I thought of the first 3 books Here.
These last two were no disappointment either. Although after 5 books I can’t help wondering how such a small and at first seemingly quiet town such as Shakespeare could have such a big murder count.
But we never asked such questions about True Blood now did we? So I don’t like to treat this series any differently.
Cleaning woman and karate expert Lily Bard is a woman with a complicated past. Trying her best to cope with her terrifying memories, she decides to join a therapy group in her adopted hometown of Shakespeare, Arkansas. As it turns out, the group members' feelings aren't the only things that need sorting out, as they assemble for a session only to find a woman dead, left on display to send a twisted message. Lily soon finds herself embroiled in the murder and its aftermath. Some of her own terrible secrets have been dredged up, and she may not be able to rest until she can untangle the 'who' and the 'why' of this terrible crime. But can she do so before the killer strikes again - and before her own nightmares send her over the edge?
Shakespeare, Arkansas is home to endless back roads, historic buildings, colourful residents - and the occasional murder. It is also home to Lily Bard, the local karate expert and cleaning woman, who's got a particular knack for finding skeletons in closets. But when Deedra Dean - the local woman of ill repute - is found murdered, her lifestyle leaves more than a few suspects. And being familiar with Deedra's dirty laundry could make Lily the next resident of Shakespeare to die . . .
I’m left wondering if there will be…or indeed if there are any more books in this series. Although by the 5th book we do see Lily in a relatively good place in her life, so it would be ok to leave her here..
Reading these has made me hunt out others by Charlaine Harris, of which there are more than you might think.
The weather has turned this weekend, the heating is back on, just ready for the Easter Holidays.