I am in Melbourne still and greedily picking up books from recommendations by blogger mainly from the Glen Waverley library. My Netgalley downloads
have got neglected as a result and I am a bit behind on reading and reviewing. It is freezing weather here (for me). Coming from Sri Lanka is a shock
to the system but I am enjoying the company of family and friends. The food of course! Melbourne is a food eaters paradise - the variety offered in
even the smallest shopping area is vast and tasty and very reasonable.
This book by an Australian author of Sri Lankan origin suited me very well. I've loved all the reads I've done by this author and this one did not
Set in the august presence of the Boston library Hannah is writing a book and finding inspiration hard to come by. A book within a book genre if there
is one. Hannah is Australian and she is inspired by correspondence by an American writer Leo. Hannah's character is Freddie and whilst in the midst of
writing gets embroiled in a murder initiated by a scream. That initial scream sets off a series of horrendous events ending with another murder and the suspicion
falling on this small group. The evidence against each one of them stacks up and the author very cleverly directs one in every which way which makes for
very confusing conclusions - all wrong!
The story was a little convoluted with several blind alleys, wrong turns for the reader but it ended very neatly.
Another good mystery novel from Gentill.
Sent by Poisoned Pen Press for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.
I read this one earlier this year and enjoyed it well enough. I wasn't quite bowled over by it but Gentil is a good writer.ReplyDelete
I do like the sound of this book. And I'm glad you're having such a good time in Melbourne! :DReplyDelete
Glad you enjoyed it so much. Hope you have a wonderful time in Melbourne!ReplyDelete
Glad you are having family time and still getting to read as well. This book is on my TBR list so I was glad to read how much you enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
This one is on my TBR. I'm so glad to see how much you enjoyed it! And now I want to visit Melbourne- I can never resist foodie places.ReplyDelete