blog, blogtour, book blog, book blogger, book bloggers, book review, books, bookstagram, thriller, Uncategorised, ya

Book Review: The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths

Title: The Postscript Murders

Author: Elly Griffiths

Length: 342 pages

Publisher: Quercus

Synopsis: The death of a ninety-year-old woman shouldn’t be suspicious. DS Harbinder Kaur certainly sees nothing to concern her in carer Natalka’s account of Peggy Smith’s death. But when Natalka reveals that Peggy lied about her heart condition and that she had been sure someone was following her. And that Peggy had been a ‘murder consultant’ who plotted deaths for authors, and knew more about murder than anyone has the right to. And when clearing out Peggy’s flat ends in Natalka being held at gunpoint by a masked figure. Well then DS Harbinder Kaur thinks that maybe there is no such thing as an unsuspicious death after all…

I’m super excited to be in the Social Media Blast for The Postscript Murders with Quercus Books. Definitely check out these fantastic bloggers and bookstagrammers for their reviews.

I really, really enjoyed this book. It just had everything you need in a good thriller. Here’s the thing, this book was exciting to read. I was excited to turn the page. I was excited to find out what happened. What more can you ask for?

When I was reading this book, I couldn’t help but think of how modern it felt. The whole story felt fresh. I think it was because of the characters. They were fantastic. You rooted for all these characters. I loved Harbinder. I loved that she was LGBTQ+, it was fantastic to see the kind of representation in the story and not be hid. Natalka is also great. As is Benedict. They felt like a real team and it was great to read.

Let’s talk about the mystery/ thriller aspect. I couldn’t figure it out. I just couldn’t and trust me I tried. Elly has crafted a mystery that you believe could have many outcomes so it keeps you on your toes. It was also really intricate between all the characters connections which I loved. It really kept it suspenseful. There was also some real cliffhangers in this book, so I just couldn’t put it down.

Now let’s talk about that ending shall we? The whole story is built up and comes together in these pages, and I had my suspicions as to who the murder was and I can confirm I was wrong! You know that feeling when you can’t turn the pages fast enough to find out what happened, this was me with The Postscript Murders.

I know this review is a bit vague in the way of plot, but I really don’t want to give anything away. Just be swept away and intrigued by all the twist and turns like I was.

Elly has crafted a great murder mystery/ thriller story here. It last gripping from start to finish. And like I said I couldn’t turn those pages fast enough. I can’t recommend this book enough.

Thank you Ella at Quercus Books for gifting me with a copy of this book in return for an honest, unbiased review. It’s out now.

Until the next review

JTH

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s