Book by Julie Klassen

Julie Klassen’s latest release is full of twists and turns, making it a challenge, if not impossible, to solve the mystery of who killed Percival Norris. The majority of the time, I felt like I was reading a drawn out game of Clue that had me guessing and regrouping several times until the end.

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Photo Source: Goodreads

All characters are likely suspects, with powerful motivations to see the crotchety former barrister dead. With the introduction of secondary characters scattered throughout the first few chapters, each one is highly suspect and hiding something. What is revealed in later pages may have readers stunned to learn their secrets.

There is something to love, and forgive, about each character. Ms. Klassen spins a tale so intriguing that one can’t help but to root for the innocence of the full cast. In the end, the culprit is not the most likely suspect.

When it comes to issues of faith, main characters struggle with their relationship with God. It’s not heavy into the faith journey, but there is a bit of it throughout the pages.

This was such an enjoyable read that it’s going in my TBRA pile (To Be Read Again).

Next time, I’ll be sure to study the red herrings more closely and congratulate the author on her obvious cleverness.

Well done.

I received an ecopy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.