When Lila Moore inherits her grandfather’s house, she finds herself in a small Midwestern town where margarine is never an acceptable substitution for butter, a coveted family recipe can serve as currency, and the friend who will take your darkest secrets to the grave will still never give you the secret to her prize-winning begonias.
Lila is charmed by the people of Auburn, from the blue-eyed lawyer with the southern drawl to the little old lady who unceasingly tries to set Lila up with her grandson. But when strange things begin to happen, Lila realizes some of her new friends are guarding a secret like it’s a precious family heirloom. It’s a dangerous secret, and it has come back to haunt them. Lila is caught in the middle, and her life may depend on uncovering it. But even if she can, can she stay in Auburn when not everyone is what they seem, and even the house wants her gone?
The Obituary Society was an interesting book and seemed to be a little bit of everything blended into one book for me that did not work but the book was still enjoyable. There were several times I just wanted to reach out and smack some of the towns people throughout the book. However, there were some I enjoyed.
Overall this book was not a bad read it just did not overly tickle my fancy and won’t be one that I probably remember for long. Lila is a fun character and the book is fairly well written so I think it would appeal to other readers without an issue. Wish I could say a little more but this book was just kind of..meh for me.
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