Saturday, December 20, 2014

Murder in the Book Group

Murder at the Book Group by Maggie King is a cozy mystery revolving around a book club where each member reads about a different mystery every month and then tells the group about it (instead of each member reading the same book).  I was really looking forward to reading this book and, unfortunately, I was very disappointed in this book.  The story seemed to focus more on relationships than the mystery.  The main character is Helen Adams.  She is one of the founders of the book group.  At a book group meeting Carlene Arness is found dead with a suicide note next to her.  No one believes that she would actually kill herself so they set out to find out who murdered her.  In looking for the killer there are a lot of relationships exposed:  lovers, ex-lovers, blackmailers, etc.  The focus seemed to be more on the gossip and relationships than on the murder.  I found this book difficult to get through (which is unusual for me).  I really did not want to finish the book, but I was determined to finish it.  Murder at the Book Group sounds like a great book, but it just did not live up to its potential.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

Thank you for visiting.  I hope you are having a lovely weekend and a wonderful Holiday Season!  Happy Reading!


P.S.--I am currently reading Like a Flower in Bloom by Siri Mitchell.  It is a historical romance (which I rarely read), but I am loving it.  It is very funny.  I will write a review soon.

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