Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Shape of Snakes - My Goodreads Review - Retro Brit

This is my favourite Minette Walters story. I could not put the book down and liked the main character who decides to get to the bottom of a murder she witnessed many years ago. This story had it all. I was thinking I had worked out the murderer, but wow! I was wrong. Smashing story and would highly recommend.

This page turner will have you gripped from the first page as we are offered all sorts of worthy and vile characters who made this murder victim's life terrible. Our victim is a black lady who suffers from tourettes syndrome. At the time of her murder, the crime is unsolved until over a decade later. A neighbour who discovered the dying woman decides to investigate the mystery herself. 

It is done in a way that is totally believable and not like an amateur sleuth story. Our lady has some insight and leads from the past that she decides to dig up. It is a sort of skeleton in her cupboard and she cannot let it lie any longer. We go on this journey with our champion character as she begins to unravel secrets of the past by visiting many who lived in the street where the crime took place.
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