Real Murders – Charlaine Harris

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5/5 Copycat Stars

On The Back:

Lawrenceton, Georgia, may be a growing suburb of Atlanta, but it’s still a small town at heart. Librarian Aurora “Roe” Teagarden grew up there and knows more than enough about her fellow townsfolk, including which ones share her interest in the darker side of human nature.

With those fellow crime buffs, Roe belongs to a club called Real Murders, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. It’s a harmless pastime – until the night she finds a member dead, killed in a manner that eerily resembles the crime the club was about to discuss. And as other brutal “copycat” killings follow, Roe will have to uncover the person behind the terrifying game, one that casts all the members of Real Murders, herself included, as prime suspects – potential victims…

My Thoughts:

Sometimes you just need to read a book that gives you goosebumps. This was one of those books, filled with intrigue, mayhem, and copycat killers this book had me up half of the night last night reading and it was amazing.

The MC, Aurora was wonderfully written. When Aurora laughed you wanted to laugh, when she screamed you wanted to scream, when she fainted you wanted to faint. Ms. Harris did a simply wonderful job of writing Aurora as more than a fictional character, as an individual being, without revealing too much about her. There’s still some things we don’t know about Aurora and I can’t wait to see if the next books reveal them.

The murders were wonderfully plotted and they made me get goosebumps at points. There is more than one or even two murders in this book and they’re all copycat killings, which adds a certain spookiness to the story.

The author seems to be setting up for a love triangle, which would not be good, but overall a very good book. This will probably go on my end-of-the-year favorites and I will definitely be reading the next one. Recommend!

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