08 February, 2018

REVIEW: REAL MURDERS by Charlaine Harris

Title: Real Murders
Author:  Charlaine Harris
Series: Aurora Teagarden #1
Genres: Mystery, Crime
Publisher: Walker & Company
Release: 1990
Source: Paperback
Pages: 175

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Though a small town at heart, Lawrenceton, Georgia, has its dark side-and crime buffs. One of whom is librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, a member of the Real Murders Club, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. It's a harmless pastime—until the night she finds a member 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-or potential victims. 

EXPECTATIONS: I am a huge fan of Charlaine Harris and so was super excited to start another series of hers!

THE WORLD: I would say very Charlaine style world. There is no paranormal involved in this one but the setting is very small town with many small minded people as well as religious. 

CHARACTERS: Our main character is named Aurora and she is a young librarian living in a tiny town. As a past time hobby she is part of Real Murder club where people fascinated by crime meet and talk and analyze the famous crimes and what and how it happened and what they would do in detectives place and all that. Interesting but harmless hobby. However, one evening a member of this club is found dead and soon after another death follows. Interestingly all the murders are a copy cat of famous crimes that happened in the past and so as it centers around Club members and Aurora, Aurora takes upon herself to help the police. I must say meeting Aurora after other main characters of Charlaine was interesting, it is one of first Charlaine's series and it feels that way. Maybe we just need time to get to know the characters more or the town but right now it felt a little bit one dimension. I mean Charlaine is famous writing characters that are very content with simple lives in small towns but something was missing. Or maybe it was just a paranormal that was missing. Either way I am looking forward to follow Aurora in next book. 

ROMANCE: I must admit there is a bit romance there and there but it is not a center just yet. 

GOOD: It is amazing to go back into the world of Charlaine Harris. I adore her writing style and cannot wait to continue with this series!

BAD: As I said I felt like something was missing but I am not sure what exactly. 

OVERALL: It was a great intro into the series and I am definitely continuing with it soon! 

What do you think about REAL MURDERS?



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