Review: The Word Is Murder

Author: Anthony Horowitz.
Genre: Mystery, Suspense. 
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸŹ


She planned her own funeral--but did she arrange her murder?

A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she’s arranged her own funeral.
A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own.
A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control.

What do they have in common?
Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's page-turning new thriller.

Cover Review

The cover is mysterious, but doesn't really relate with the story in any way. 

Book Review

I had high hopes for this book. I was so excited when my review request got approved on Edelweiss! And then I read the book. 

It wasn't bad, story wise. The storyline was pretty good, but I couldn't get into it. Unlike the Sherlock Holmes books by Anthony—that I absolutely loved, by the way—this one didn't have much thrill at all. It was very tedious. 

The lead character, Hawthorne, is kinda like Sherlock, but worse in all the bad qualities Sherlock had. I did not like Hawthorne one bit, and maybe that also affected my take on the book. 

I loved the way the author included himself in the story as a sidekick, and how he mixed facts with fiction. He's really good at that, to be honest. 

But overall, the book had just too much description and not enough action for my taste. I really wish I'd had liked it better, but I guess I'll have to wait for the author to write another Sherlock Holmes novel. 

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