Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Dusty Pages Review: Shakespeare's Counselor

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?

 I like this book the least and not just because its the last in a series. In this book Lily is becoming a private detective. Why? Jack thought it was a good idea. From what I can tall of Lily's persona she wouldn't do something just because a man thought it was a good idea. Also considering most of the plots of these books have been about her just wanting a quiet normal life staying out of other peoples business, it seems like a dramatic swoop towards the other end of the spectrum. However its what she does, because we know when she shows up for her cameo in the Sookie Stackhouse books, she is a fully fledged private dick. Its the only proof really that their lives went on.

This book has a very sad note to it and who the culprits behind everything is is just crazy but sometimes I suppose crazy just happens. For the last book though, the ending is just a little unsatisfactory. I'd like, as she did with Sookie, just a little run down of what happened to everyone after. Just to give that sense of closure as the author has said she doesn't see herself ever writing another Lily Bard story. However, at least we know what happened to Bobo...

I give this

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