I admit that I found this book hard to get into in the beginning. Lily and her actions puzzled me until Harris explains her background and why she is the way she is. After that I was able to warm up to the character and able to enjoy the book. First book of a series I will continue to read.
Those of you who know Charlaine Harris' other books will not be disappointed. The series isn't as fun as the Southern Vampire books, but the quality of the writing remains. First in the series.
I agree with some of the other reviews, at first this was hard to get into. Then it found a groove. I was completely caught up in the story and the characters. I loved the Sookie Stackhouse series that Charlaine Harris wrote and this book is a great beginning. I think I might be addicted to another series!
Not your run of the mill amateur detective--not one bit of perkiness.
I enjoyed this small town mystery. I especially liked the way Lily observed her neighbors and employers and how she created a new life for herself.