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Shakespeare's Trollop ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Shakespeare's Trollop By Charlaine Harris ❤ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Welcome back to Shakespeare a charming Arkansas town with endless back roads, an eclectic mix of residents, and a dollop of noir Featuring cleaning woman karate expert Lily Bard, Charlaine Harris s se Welcome back to Shakespeare a charming Arkansas town with endless back roads, an eclectic mix of residents, and a dollop of noir Featuring cleaning woman karate expert Lily Bard, Charlaine Harris s series puts a unique spin on the traditional cozy to create mysteries that work on every level In the latest installment, Lily discovers lifelong Shakespeare resident Deedra Dean murdered inside a car parked in a woodsy area outside town Determined not to get involved, Lily wants to leave the police work to Sheriff Marta Schuster and her team of deputies, and concentrate on cleaning, high kicks, and her boyfriend Jack s impending visit But when Deedra s notoriously promiscuous lifestyle provides an extensive list of suspects but very few clues, Lily has no choice but to resume the roll of amateur detective and join the investigationIn this fourth book in Charlaine Harris s highly acclaimed and darkly compelling series, Lily Bard delivers a hard hitting mix of Southern charm and street smarts, a combination so alluring that long time readers and newcomers will be dying to visit Shakespeare again.


10 thoughts on “Shakespeare's Trollop

  1. Katie B Katie B says:

    This is the fourth book in the Lily Bard series and while I really enjoyed the first two books, at this point I think the series is starting to run its course Lily is such a tough and strong female character but unfortunately her cattiness and victim blaming was on display muchin this book than her positive attributes Lily cleans houses and businesses for a living and she is shocked when she discovers the dead body of one of her clients It s pretty clear to Lily when she finds Deedra in This is the fourth book in the Lily Bard series and while I really enjoyed the first two books, at this point I think the series is starting to run its course Lily is such a tough and strong female character but unfortunately her cattiness and victim blaming was on display muchin this book than her positive attributes Lily cleans houses and businesses for a living and she is shocked when she discovers the dead body of one of her clients It s pretty clear to Lily when she finds Deedra in a parked car in the woods, she was murdered Who killed Deedra and why Deedra liked sleeping with men and it s something she did quite often This book was first published almost 20 years ago and that is something I had to keep reminding myself while reading Maybe this story would have been written differently by the author if it came out today It is so weird because it seems like the author was aware of the fact just because a woman sleeps around, it doesn t mean she deserves to die but yet there still seemed to be a lot of victim blaming going on throughout the story Between that and the cattiness of Lily, I just didn t enjoy this book as much as others in the series


  2. Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* says:

    But it was not her weakness that had caused her death it was one of her strengths that had killed her Many readers have been turned off by the disparaging inner thoughts from the main character, Lily, about victim s lifestyles and slut shaming I ve seen from reviews that some wouldn t even continue the series Now, I wouldn t stop the series over something such as that since I know many books start with a character that needs to growinto realization and knowledge This book highlight But it was not her weakness that had caused her death it was one of her strengths that had killed her Many readers have been turned off by the disparaging inner thoughts from the main character, Lily, about victim s lifestyles and slut shaming I ve seen from reviews that some wouldn t even continue the series Now, I wouldn t stop the series over something such as that since I know many books start with a character that needs to growinto realization and knowledge This book highlights the annoyances so many hold about Lily, not apologizing and actually enhancing the prejudice.Shakespeare s trollop is even named after the town trollop that Lily mentally disses in each book I m not a fan of slut shaming either, but Harris did make it clear the victim has always been ridiculous undiscriminating with who she sleeps with, how often, the toys, the tapes There may be a light at the end of the tunnel, however, as Lily closes her eyes on the last page, thinking deeper about Deedra and her life.There was a scene that especially irked me Lily felt violated and angry about Deedra s death eventually, and in one scene was angry while using her anger against the punching bag She was trying to reassure herself by saying, She was nothing, She was nothing, while punching That s a low blow Deedra may have been slutty by Lily s terms, but a nothing because of that For shame, Lily For shame, Harris.There s not a high mystery this time around either Lily ponders here and there but does not do actual snooping Things just kind of fall into place as she encounters a situation after another There is a development with Jack, of course, that s big for Lily I m not feeling realism in their relationship or spark from him Claude and Carrie are sweet and that development was quick The villains turned out very surprising, as the person s been around for awhile and this kind of came out of nowhere That said, it wasn t unrealistic because of that.but it was impossible for a mystery reader to ever guess It wasof a thriller suspense book shock ending, not a reasonable conclusion a detective could solve until one of the last page clues


  3. Karen ⊰✿ Karen ⊰✿ says:

    I keep reading the series as there is just something about Lily that I like and the way Harris writes characters makes her books so appealing and hard to put down.It is just that the way the people in this town treat anyone who is different and the way they treat women is really quite awful and gives me that love hate feeling about the series I will finish the last book soon and hope for a bright and shiny ending to Lily s tale


  4. Regina Regina says:

    I was so wrong and glad I revisted this book Thanks for all the commentators who gently advised me to ride the book out A full review soon I am giving this another chance but commentators to my review has said that the comment that bothered me is actually examined further on in the book Plus I miss Harris at her best.Origianl thoughts I am not going to rate this because I am only maybe 30 minutes in to listening to this audio But I can t finish it given the comments by the main protaganist I was so wrong and glad I revisted this book Thanks for all the commentators who gently advised me to ride the book out A full review soon I am giving this another chance but commentators to my review has said that the comment that bothered me is actually examined further on in the book Plus I miss Harris at her best.Origianl thoughts I am not going to rate this because I am only maybe 30 minutes in to listening to this audio But I can t finish it given the comments by the main protaganist indicating that a murdered woman put herself in line for this happening because she was promiscuous


  5. Starling Starling says:

    I ve discovered that one of the things I like about all of Charlaine Harris series is that the characters change, and grow.When we first meet Lily Bard in the first book of the series she is an almost totally isolated victim of a horrific crime But almost without her noticing it some things have changed She is no longer running from town to town trying to be invisible She has created a cleaning business from scratch, even though she calls herself a maid and even though she only has one emplo I ve discovered that one of the things I like about all of Charlaine Harris series is that the characters change, and grow.When we first meet Lily Bard in the first book of the series she is an almost totally isolated victim of a horrific crime But almost without her noticing it some things have changed She is no longer running from town to town trying to be invisible She has created a cleaning business from scratch, even though she calls herself a maid and even though she only has one employee , herself She has put down roots and bought a house She has joined a gym and is making herself someone who is no longer a victim by learning how to protect herself with karate and weight lifting.In that book she also begins to make some real friends and also begins to date.By book four, she has become part of the life of her town And she isn t invisible anyHer life has become entangled in the lives of the other town members This time the body belongs to one of the people she cleans for And she spends the entire book being entangled with the County Sheriff and the mystery of who Deedra Dean really is really going on with Deedra s extended family.Her personal life also changes as her friendships entangle her with life and as her love for Jack intensifies


  6. Anna Anna says:

    Alas poor Deedra, we knew her well This fourth book in the Lily Bard series is Deedra s story in the worst way, as Lily finds her dead and violated in her car at the beginning of the story Since fans of the series know Deedra, town slut and one of Lily s employers, from the first three books it has an extra poignancy and the depth it adds to the mystery is another reason why I think this series is Charlaine Harris at her best Lily Bard is a rape survivor with PTSD, making her way in a small s Alas poor Deedra, we knew her well This fourth book in the Lily Bard series is Deedra s story in the worst way, as Lily finds her dead and violated in her car at the beginning of the story Since fans of the series know Deedra, town slut and one of Lily s employers, from the first three books it has an extra poignancy and the depth it adds to the mystery is another reason why I think this series is Charlaine Harris at her best Lily Bard is a rape survivor with PTSD, making her way in a small southern town, cleaning houses and building up her fighting skills so that she will never, ever be victimized again Lily has complicated feelings towards Deedra and knowing full well that you don t blame the victim for the crime she looks further into a case that pretty much everyone assumes is just the outcome of Deedra s promiscuous ways The investigation takes her through the complex web of small town relationships, and I found it entirely satisfying I love this series and I love the way it is read, with a world weary doggedness that encapsulates Lily s approach to life


  7. Hailey Hailey says:

    I hated this book This series hasn t been a great series Interesting enough to keep reading, and I did because I don t like to start series and not finish themThis one infuriated me.Charlaine Harris is a survivor of rape The lead character, Lily Bard, is a survivor of a brutal gang rape and stabbing Yet, this character, in this book, engaged in so much much slut shaming and victim blaming view spoiler I felt like it was out of character and it disgusted me There had been a mention in one I hated this book This series hasn t been a great series Interesting enough to keep reading, and I did because I don t like to start series and not finish themThis one infuriated me.Charlaine Harris is a survivor of rape The lead character, Lily Bard, is a survivor of a brutal gang rape and stabbing Yet, this character, in this book, engaged in so much much slut shaming and victim blaming view spoiler I felt like it was out of character and it disgusted me There had been a mention in one of the previous books that a certain character should becautious of who and how many she slept with to avoid STDs and bringing the wrong person home I don t recall seeing another mention of anything like that, and then this book is so damn full of itOf all the people in the world, I would be the last one to blame the victim for the crime But it was simply undeniable that Deedra had thrown herself into the victim pool with vigor, even eagerness That is an actual quote from the book The further it goes on Deedra is called a whore She is said to be loose as if it were a joke , there is talk of her slutty clothing It is mentioned that no one would be surprised if she were found dead, naked, and violated And it just went on and on Saying how promiscuous she was That she made herself vulnerable because liked porn, sex, toys, and sex with multiple men Even though it was alluded that she did use protection.I just couldn t grasp it.This book was shameful and should have been left out of the series There was no value to any of the points made in the book hide spoiler


  8. Becka Becka says:

    a LOT of victim blaming in this one apparently sleeping withthan a dozen men in years means you re basically asking to be raped, mutilated and left dead in the woods i m aware that this was published 14 years ago and attitudes toward sexual assault have come a long way in that time, but there s still no excuse for the ridicule doled out by the main character and everyone around her towards the murdered girl in this novel Lily makes the unconvincing statement at the end that because Deed a LOT of victim blaming in this one apparently sleeping withthan a dozen men in years means you re basically asking to be raped, mutilated and left dead in the woods i m aware that this was published 14 years ago and attitudes toward sexual assault have come a long way in that time, but there s still no excuse for the ridicule doled out by the main character and everyone around her towards the murdered girl in this novel Lily makes the unconvincing statement at the end that because Deedra s death resulted from a strength of hers efficient use of a VHS recorder rather than her weakness promiscuity , she didn t actually deserve the contempt heaped on her this means next to nothing to Lily however, and she resolves to continue thinking of Deedra how she did when the girl was alive still with contempt how that makes sense, or excuses any of the victim blaming from a main character which has undergone rape and mutilation herself , i don t know i ll read the last one in this series, as i want to know what happens with Lily in the end, but I ve lost a good deal of respect for her character


  9. Lisa Lisa says:

    The fourth outing for Lily Bard and my fourth in three days , this was as easily readable as its predecessors, but also managed to irritate methan some of the others thanks to Lily s constant judgement of the victim, the titular town trollop the title in itself winds me up some Deedra Dean.Throughout the series Lily has very much disapproved of Deedra s lifestyle, with many visits from many men, but when she finds Deedra s naked body in her car in the woods, Lily s judgement ramps up The fourth outing for Lily Bard and my fourth in three days , this was as easily readable as its predecessors, but also managed to irritate methan some of the others thanks to Lily s constant judgement of the victim, the titular town trollop the title in itself winds me up some Deedra Dean.Throughout the series Lily has very much disapproved of Deedra s lifestyle, with many visits from many men, but when she finds Deedra s naked body in her car in the woods, Lily s judgement ramps up evenWhether blaming Deedra for getting murdered which she obviously assumes is because she liked sex or telling herself that she was nothing when wondering why she cares about her death, Lily seemed to constantly be looking for new ways to make me twitch And Lily doesn t so much do any investigating this time around, but merely be in the right place at the right time for the answers to fall into place around her.As I m still feeling cruddy, I know I ll now be reading the next last in the series, but that ll be it for me and Harris again for a while


  10. Trisher Trisher says:

    I didn t like this one as much because Lily was so damn judgemental of the trollop that it annoyed me and took me out of the book I see that it s true to her character but it still rubbed me the wrong way.


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