What do you do when you’ve read all (or almost all) of the Sookie Stackhouse novels? You check if Harris wrote something else. And look at that, here they are.
Yet again we’ve got a female lead, a hard-working heroine that can kick ass if needed, and a mystery she might want to solve.
Shakespeare’s Landlord (Lily Bard #1) by Charlaine Harris
This is a story of Lily Bard. A quiet and hard working woman living in a little town called Shakespeare. She doesn’t want to tell anyone about her past. She doesn’t want to remember it, but you don’t forget things like that. And then one day she finds herself watching a body being dumped in a nearby park. Should she call the police and risk losing her anonymity? Or should she stay quiet hoping someone else will find the body?
I felt like Charlaine Harris was inspired by Agatha Christie’s novels. I felt a similar way of slowly unraveling the mystery, eliminating suspects. I liked that, but I felt kind of disappointed when everything was explained on the last ten pages. Yes, we had some minor things explained throughout the book, first one being Lily’s past, but still it didn’t feel right. I think I’d prefer if author concentrated more on the mystery rather than the main character only. Continue reading “Scarred mystery”