The charmed killer starts killing women in book 4 and we dont get a reveal to the identity til the end of this book. But Cooper is arrested as the killer at the very beginning, and Carlotta, and her gang band together to prove he is innocent. Many twists and turns at the end and very worth reading.
If you go to Stephanie Bond's website you can find info about a book 6 1/2 that is about 100 page and downloadable for 99 cents. It is a book about WHAT if...
Also it was mentioned that Ms. Bond was able to get control back over her books, not real sure what that was all about, but that there would be a book 7 in 2012, but that does not appear to happen, as of this date. Too bad, I wanted to see how the rest of their lives turned out.
I gave this book a 4 for what it was, a mystery comedy romance, not because it was some award winning piece of literature, but it was a great book for what it was meant to be.
Oh and yes, I could smack her the main character for all her waffling about who she wants to be with, but I do have to again add that the time line for these books takes place within weeks of each other so that isnt all that much time to decide which man, you love and can trust.
I really do like this series but Carlotta is just one of those women that drive me nuts. She has three men panting after her - Peter Ashford (her rich fiance who dumped her when her father got caught embezzling funds and who is now back ten years later and begging for her love. WTH?), Jack Terry (the cop who wants sex more than a relationship but who is jealous of Carlotta's other men) and Cooper Craft (the ex-coroner who is hot and is in love with her). For her own protection, Carlotta is living with Peter. Obsessing over Jack and trying to prove that Cooper is not The Charmed Killer (since he was arrested as such). Her love life is almost as screwed up as her brother Wesley's life - drugs, gambling, loan sharks and let's not forget his probation officer).
That being said, I enjoyed this installment and really wish there was another one in the works. According to Ms. Bond's website, another two books should be published in 2011-2012. There are lots of loose ends that need to be tied up before the series can be over. Well so much for 2011 so here's hoping that Carlotta finally makes up her mind and picks the correct man and not just the rich one cuz he's an ass.