ratings · Published: Jun 28th, 2015
Skull Games, Book Nine completes this series -- it always was many stories within one story. Barb Stark fights her final showdown with the Mendez Crime Cartel, and confronts a serial rapist and his family as she juggles a very complicated resolution to romance, survival, and self-knowledge. In the beginning, Barb thought she was alone to confront life's struggles for survival. Now she finds that we are never alone. It really does take a village -- and an army of River Rats, hopelessly attractive men, maturing teenagers, a huge dog, the occasional witch, FBI agents, brilliant young protégés, friendly criminals, irritating ex-husbands, the FBI, the local police, the police in Atlanta and Nashville, private detectives, astute estate managers, and, of course, Walter.