crime · Detective · mystery · suspense

The Marlow Murder Club – Robert Thorogood ★★★★★

Blurb; To solve an impossible murder, you need an impossible hero…

Judith Potts is seventy-seven years old and blissfully happy. She lives on her own in a faded mansion just outside Marlow, there’s no man in her life to tell her what to do or how much whisky to drink, and to keep herself busy she sets crosswords for The Times newspaper.

One evening, while out swimming in the Thames, Judith witnesses a brutal murder. The local police don’t believe her story, so she decides to investigate for herself, and is soon joined in her quest by Suzie, a salt-of-the-earth dog-walker, and Becks, the prim and proper wife of the local Vicar.

Together, they are the Marlow Murder Club.

When another body turns up, they realise they have a real-life serial killer on their hands. And the puzzle they set out to solve has become a trap from which they might never escape…

My Review; This was one recommended to me by Melanie’s Reads and she was spot on. It was brilliant. I adored it. Devoured it. Loved it. Set in a cute cosy town of Marlow comes an unexpected murder…

Nosey neighbour Judith is witness. Now at her old age she doesn’t have much better to do than ofcourse solve it herself. She’s a determined. Clever. Strong and independent character and I absolutely fell in love with her character. She won’t give up till she has the answers. But with more murders on the horizon will she be able to piece it all together? Or will she put herself in harms way.

Such a clever story. Had me turning the pages for fun looking for answers and following these ladies with their investigation who become great friends. Would highly recommend. A well deserved five stars from me. I’m so looking forward to book two next year. A strong contender to squeeze into my top reads of the year. Murder. Mystery. Suspense.

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