Sunday, January 29, 2012

Review: A Will To Murder by Hilary Thomson

Title: A Will To Murder
Author: Hilary Thomson
Source: This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

A wealthy patriarch by the name of James Boyle dies an unexpectedly bizarre death and his relatives gather for a reading of his will- only to begin dying off one at a time. Long lost Boyle relative Bradley Smith with his reluctantly dragged-along reporter friend Eric Maxwell, eventually solve the puzzle.

This book had a very interesting story-line and it was incredibly intriguing. However, there are a few things I didn't like about the book. I found it to be quite slow during some parts and it was oddly unsatisfying. In all honesty, it is not a book I would read more than once. Now, I am not saying that it was a bad book, I'm just saying that it wasn't the right book for me as a reader. If you are a fan of comedic mystery thrillers, then I would recommend this book to you. The story in itself was very alluring and appealing. The start was a little slow in my opinion, but as the mystery starts to unravel, you get a captivating sense of curiosity that compels you to keep reading. 
Most of the story is written in the opinion of Arthur, a little boy with adorable childish problems and it was wonderful to see the world through his eyes for the most part. The beginning and end of the novel were my favourite parts and the author did a fantastic job of keeping your interest piqued throughout the course of the story. The plot was incredible. Lastly, I would like to compliment Ms. Hilary Thomson for her lovely, detailed and humorous style of writing. 

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