Going to the Bad by Nora McFarland is the third book in the “Lilly Hawkins” mystery series. Publisher: Touchstone, August 2012
When Lilly’s uncle Bud is wounded and fearing the worse, Lilly is determined to find the person responsible even if it means opening up Pandora’s box into a past best forgotten. Wow! What a great read. The fast-pace and non-stop action in this suspenseful drama kept me riveted to the pages as I could not put this book down. The tone of the story aligned with the mystery as a Lilly delves deeper into this investigation even in the face of danger. Lilly is such a strong, confident and brassy character, you can’t help but root for her as she narrows in on her target with surprising discovery. This story boasts a wonderfully crafted plot; a likable, yet quirky cast; and great banter tinged with humorous anecdotes; and is by far the best book in this adrenaline-charged series and I sure hope it’s not the last we hear from Lilly.