Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Last Place

Laura Lippman sucked me in again. I think mystery books are my favorite of the summer.  Probably, because they are easy to get into and lack the flowering descriptions of the more literary picks!

In The Last Place, Tess is given a list of people by one of the boards that Whitney is a part of, who have been killed by a partner/spouse and needs to find out if they local police flubbed the investigations.  Seems easy enough, right?

Well, Tess screws up first by not looking at autopsy reports and then she arrives at a house to find a supposed dead victim alive????

Someone is messing with her and apparently has an agenda that Tess must figure out before anyone else dies.

I really liked this installment in the Tess Monaghan series until it got towards the end and there was a scene where people were fighting to basically see who was going to live.  It got a little gruesome and I kind of gagged at the visual painted.  Ewwwww. 

Overall, Tess is growing as an investigator and some of her dumb slips from before have gotten better and I think my favorite sub-plot was where she and Whitney may have used Nair on a guy who was trying to roofie girls drinks. ;)  Don't mess with them!

Has anyone else started this series since I started gushing about how much I love it?

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