by: Bernita Harris
Released: June 2010
Lillie works for the county as a Talent, someone with the ability to lay spirits to rest. But not everyone is thrilled with her ability. There are two factions, and both hate her for her abilities. One group thinks she should leave the ghosts be, and the other side thinks she's an abomination because of her abilities.
When her husband is killed in a car accident, all signs point to Lillie as the suspect, since the two didn't get along. Once Lillie is nearly killed by her husband's zombie, she knows there's something else going on, so she turns to John, a psi-crime detective, for help. Problem is, he thinks she's guilty, too. But the two must reluctantly work together to solve the crime, so she can lay her husband's ghost to rest forever. Now if only her pesky feelings for John will quit getting in the way...
This world in this book reminded me of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series, in that the dead can be raised to life, and ghosts and zombies are known to everyone. The world building was incredible, and the descriptions painted a vivid picture in my mind of the scenes and the characters. The storyline kept me guessing till the end, and the characters had a very authentic feel to them; I could almost image them running around in our world. The only thing I had a problem with was the overuse of big words. I like to consider myself pretty well read, but having to constantly stop reading to look up a word kept dragging me out of the story. All in all, though, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Dark and Disorderly, and I would gladly read any sequels Bernita Harris writes.
Carla gives this book a