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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,637 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charlaine Harris Narrator: Julia Gibson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lily Bard Series Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781440789588
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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Southern Vampire series comes this dazzling mystery featuring karate-loving cleaning lady Lily Bard.

Welcome back to the sleepy little town of Shakespeare, Arkansas, where secrets come to hide.

Lily Bard has joined a group therapy session, determined to finally face her past. It sounds positively enlightening, until the murder of a fellow member sends a warning. But who was the message meant for? Why? And who’s next to fall victim to a killer’s head games?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The mystery in Shakespeare’s Counselor is exceptionally well plotted, with an ending that will take everyone by surprise. The story also explores rape and its aftermath, making for an extremely compelling read.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Solid, clever, and quick.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabriela Mihajlov | 1/31/2014

    " i'm saddened that this is probably the last book on lily bard. I was hoping a more settled ending for her story... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keli Wright | 1/25/2014

    " I am done with this series!!!! which makes me happy! :) I liked that this book did not have to much working out in it .. I liked that it tied up some loose ends and I liked the mystery ..good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 1/17/2014

    " This is a mistery novel, similar to Agatha Christie's. Easy to read, recommended for vacation time... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme | 1/15/2014

    " The end to a decent series. I liked Lily and her survivor mentality. I found Ms. Harris by tripping over the Sookie books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Micah | 1/14/2014

    " The bad guy in this book was just messed up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anneliese | 1/13/2014

    " Twisted and bazaar and definitely a mystery that keeps you guessing. Enjoyable read, it will be interesting to see if the series continues someday but this left us with a good sense of closure if it does not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kari Melen | 1/12/2014

    " While possible the story-line is quite a stretch. I love Lily Bard but this is not the best of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren Risher | 1/10/2014

    " A good solid conclusion to the series. All of these books have been highly enjoyable. I am sorry to see the series end. Guess I'm just going to have to get started on all of Harris' other works! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jillybean | 12/27/2013

    " So sad to see this series come to an end. I love mysteries, but I enjoyed this series more for the characters themselves . . . the mystery part was an added bonus! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 7/28/2013

    " I hate it when I look up the next book in a series and realize I just finished the last one :( This was an easy "who done it" series, I enjoyed them, bummed there aren't any more to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 7/14/2013

    " Great finish to the series! Still the Harper Connelly series is my favorite out of all Charlaine's books, but this came in at a close second. She is excellent at writing and expanding on characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 7/11/2013

    " This was a nice way to wrap up the Lily Bard series... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi | 6/28/2013

    " My least favorite of the Lily Bard series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Mccully-mobley | 4/19/2013

    " Hmmm...this gives all new meaning to who needs mental help and how there is no shortcut to your dreams...most of the time. Lilly Bard is a hoot. I would love to be her friend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 krin | 3/24/2013

    " This was another good mystery featuring housecleaner/karate expert Lily Bard. I liked how she and Jack worked together as private investigators to figure out the mystery stalker/murderer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joshua Gross | 11/13/2012

    " I've been reading this on the side for several months now because it's on my kindle app on my iPhone, so whenever I had a moment I'd read some of it. This was a pretty good one, I enjoyed it, but I also predicted several things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 9/19/2012

    " Lily Bard is a great character who grows and develops with each book. A great series! I would recommend to anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 9/3/2012

    " I'm going to miss this character, a good ending to the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 8/23/2012

    " Lily Bard has joined a group therapy session, determined finally to face her past. It sounds positively enlightening, until the murder of a fellow member sends a warning. But who was the message meant for? Why? And who's next to fall victim to a killer's head games? An excellent read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon Langlois-kondracki | 6/20/2012

    " Loved this series!! Wish there were more.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mickie | 2/29/2012

    " I am sad to learn that this is the last in the Lily Bard series. Lily is tough and gritty but not to the point of being plastic. The books are a quick read but I have found myself thinking about them afterwards. An enjoyable series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 2/9/2012

    " This was the last book in the series, as far as I know. They grew on me. It is funny that I did not realize that her and Jack were the agents that showed up in the Sookie Stackhouse books investigating Debbie Pelt's murder! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 12/20/2011

    " 3.5 stars. The story was good but for whatever reason i didn't enjoy the book as much as the earlier ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Ellen | 11/3/2011

    " the twist and turns in this book is intriguing. I didn't figure out the killer at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 5/29/2011

    " I really like this series. It is darker that Charlaine Harris' other stories (esp. Sookie) but I really think she has created excellent characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekah | 4/23/2011

    " I wish there were more Lily Bard books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 4/3/2011

    " I love all of the books in the Lily Bard series; however, this one was a little darker than some of the others. I was also sad to see the last of the series. The characters in these books are lovable and I feel like I'm losing dear friends at series' end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 3/25/2011

    " A good solid conclusion to the series. All of these books have been highly enjoyable. I am sorry to see the series end. Guess I'm just going to have to get started on all of Harris' other works! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanne | 3/19/2011

    " Quite enjoyed all five books with Lily Bard and the folk of Shakespeare. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 3/2/2011

    " I really loved this. It was sad, and happy, and crazy! If this is truly the last Lily book, that makes me very sad. I want to know more about Lily and Jack! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fran | 2/3/2011

    " Good story. Especially good for a long waiting room visit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jillybean | 1/23/2011

    " So sad to see this series come to an end. I love mysteries, but I enjoyed this series more for the characters themselves . . . the mystery part was an added bonus! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vfields | 1/23/2011

    " This is the last installment in this series and I am so sad. This has one of the most pained, interesting, real characters I’ve ever read. Even though there is a miscarriage it helps the characters move on and realize they are going to be able to be a fulfilled life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kona | 1/20/2011

    " I have to say I knew Lily was pregnant. Those were not PMS symptoms, although I can also believe why she would not suspect being pregnant. I hope this series continues as I am really enjoying Lily's growth. I was more interested in her and Jack in this book than the actual murder. "

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About the Author
Author Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling mystery author and editor. She has written a number of successful mystery and urban fantasy series, including the Aurora Teagarden series, the Harper Connelly series, and the Shakespeare series, among others. The first book in Harris’ Southern Vampire series, Dead until Dark, won the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery in 2001; the series is also the basis for the hit HBO series True Blood. She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the American Crime Writers League, and the International Crime Writers Association. Currently, Harris lives in Magnolia, Arkansas.

About the Narrator

Julia Gibson received an MFA from New York University. She has appeared on Broadway and other major stages in New York, as well as regional theaters from Dallas to San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, and more. Gibson has played major roles in productions such as The Seagull, Angels in America, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her television and film credits include Michael Clayton, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Spin City, and One Life to Live.