Shakespeare's Counselor is the fifth in the Lily Bard series by Charlaine Harris. Lily Bard, Shakespeare's first-rate house cleaner, has decided to train as a Private Investigator, so is working for Jack Leeds. She has also finally admitted that she needs counselling for the trauma she suffered some years ago in Memphis, so joins a group of rape survivors moderated by therapist Tamsin Lynd. But Tamsin has some problems of her own, in the form of a persistent and dangerous stalker. When one of the group members is found, just prior to a therapy session, impaled by stake on the noticeboard in Tamsin's office, Lily wonders if it is a case of mistaken identity, or a message, and if so, for whom. In this instalment, Lily works in a gym, takes part in a stake-out, lands in the hospital, does quite a bit of sleeping and learns the effects of a stun gun, firsthand. Lily Bard is a very human heroine, acknowledging her faults as well as her strengths, and with each book, she becomes less prickly and more sociable. Whilst I would love to read more of Lily Bard, in a way I am grateful that Harris has seen fit to stop before she has done a Jessica Fletcher and killed off everyone in Shakespeare. The Lily Bard series were my first taste of Charlaine Harris, but I will certainly read more of her work. A fitting ending to the series.