Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Dusty Pages Review: Shakespeare's Christmas

Lily Bard has worked hard to leave her old life behind. So she's uneasy about returning to her home town for her sister's Christmas Eve wedding. And with good reason.
Violence waits in Bartley - the town's doctor and nurse have been bludgeoned to death - and Lily's detective boyfriend finds himself in Bartley on the heels of an eight-year-old kidnapping case. It just might have something to do with the murders...or Lily's sister's fiancé.
With only three days to the wedding, Lily must move fast to solve the case. Before her sister promises to love, honour and obey a cold-blooded killer.

 It might seem a little weird reading a book set at Christmas in the beginning of May but honestly, you'd hardly know what time of year it was if not for the deliberate mentioning of it because its really about Varena's wedding...a kidnapped baby...and a bloody murder or two. Its a good read just like the first two books and I like the characters. Its nice to see Jack sticking around and his getting to meet and greet the parents is charming and funny.

I still have problems as it were picturing Lily in my head. I don't know if this is because I can't work my head around the whole body builder thing but still very lady like and attractive. Of course she could just be very toned and I'm way over thinking it. However as she is able to lift two eight year old's in this book without visible strain, it makes me think serious muscle like:

Probably not right though...

Theory of World Building Note: Bobo Winthrop appears in this book briefly, now 19 and still holding a pretty hot torch for Lily. Also later during a phone conversation we hear about the death of his grandfather, an event mentioned by the older Bobo in Midnight Crossroads.

I give this:

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