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Friday, April 5, 2013

47) Last Scene Alive by Charlaine Harris

The Blurb :

Roe is still in mourning over her husband's death when a movie company arrives in Lawrenceton. They've come to make a film based on a book written by her one-time boyfriend Robin Crusoe, a book that detailed their shared investigation of a series of murders that occurred years before.

But when the lead actress-who is playing Roe-is killed, Robin and Roe join forces once again to thwart a killer, without knowing that Roe herself is the next target.

My Thoughts :

I am nearly done revisiting the Aurora Teagarden Series. It is book #7 and the end is near. I have throughly enjoyed my time listening to the books and the further into the series I get, the more I realise, how much better they are on audio. The narrator does such a great job of capturing Roe and making the story come alive. I am extremely glad that I have taken the time to go back and listen to the series.

This time around Roe isn't at her best. It isn't surprising after everything she has gone through. However there is enough to keep her mind occupied and take her away from her mourning. Robin Crusoe, a writer Roe dated a long time ago, is back in town because his book about some murders they were both caught up in (book 1 in the series) is being made into a TV Film.

Of course this book involves a murder and as usual Roe manages to get unwillingly involved in the whole thing. It should be a storyline that feels old but Charlaine Harris always manages to put a fresh and interesting new spin on things. Always making the plot very addictive and hard to put down the story evolves and grows till Aurora and the reader finally manage to put the pieces together and solve the case.

I like this series for so many reasons that I can't even begin to explain them all. I can say that even though I have read all the books I am, again, being constantly surprised by the books. I remember bits and pieces of the stories but listening to the stories again is like I am experiencing them for the first time all over again.

If you haven't tried this series and like a good audio book then I highly recommend these books. I haven't been able to get enough of them and already have book #8 on my iPod and nearly finished. I just can't help catching up with Aurora any free time I get.

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1 comment:

Aurian said...

I really do not like her Sookie books, but perhaps I should try this series, it sounds cozy mystery. I hope it has some humor in it as well.