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My Review for Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz #Murder #Mystery #Suspense

 

Title: Moonflower Murders

Series: Susan Ryeland #2

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Pages: 608

Rating: 4.5/5*

 

My Review:

This is a book within a book murder mystery, a literary conundrum to keep you guessing.

Susan Ryeland has been forced to retire as her publishing company literally burned down. She’s now living and working running a small hotel with her Greek boyfriend. They’re following his dream, but she’s tired out and missing her previous life as they struggle with the pressure of their new roles. When hoteliers from England turn up to enlist Susan’s help in discovering where their daughter, Cecily, is, Susan is initially confused and reticent but then agrees to help – for a substantial fee. It seems that Susan was the editor for Alan Conway who wrote a book, Atticus Pund Takes The Case, based on a murder which happened in their hotel eight years ago. Their daughter read it and contacted them to say the wrong person has been convicted of that murder and it is all in the book. The next day she vanished without revealing just who she thought was guilty. . . . As Alan died two years earlier, they believe Susan is the person to help discover what has happened to their daughter and reveal who was guilty of the murder and so this intriguing story begins!

This is an intriguing mystery and you even get to read Atticus Pund Takes the Case to look for the clues yourself. As Susan investigates what people remember of the events from eight years ago, she endeavours to build a picture of it all, putting the pieces together before re-reading the book to look for additional clues. She needs to be careful though as the murderer is still there and has already murdered someone….

There are some brilliant characters portrayed in this story, which has plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing right to the confession letter at the end. The interactions between the characters, the revelations, secrets and suspense make this a fascinating read, a real page turner from this master of this genre.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it and finding it a fascinating read.

One comment on “My Review for Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz #Murder #Mystery #Suspense

  1. debjani6ghosh
    August 20, 2020

    Ooh, an Anthony Horowitz novel. I seemed to have missed this one. Glad to know this is another page turner with well-developed characters. Thanks for sharing.

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