Harry Dodd is stabbed in the back, literally. He calls home for help but by the time they find him and get him home, he is dead.
This all happens in the first chapter. The rest of the book is a ‘whodunnit’ and honestly until pretty much the end, I didn’t have a clue who it was. Even at the end I was still surprised.
It is set in London and some of the characters have a really strong accent, which the author has written in such a way that you can’t help reading it IN the accent. It sounded so comical in my head.
To me, the book is written in traditional ‘older’ language. Some of the words and phrases wouldn’t generally be used nowadays, but it suits the style of the book. The characters are funny, despite all the drama. I absolutely loved one character in particular. (Not as keen on his wife though!)
We learn a lot about Harry throughout the book. It’s hard to grasp what his end goal was that he never quite got to. He is a very popular character and seemingly loved by all (except his children – they decided he wasn’t good enough for them!)
I wouldn’t say that the end is a twist, but I hadn’t guessed the ending. I thought I had and I felt really cocky about it until I was proved wrong.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. If you ever read it, let me know what you think.
It’s not the easiest book to review without giving away spoilers but I definitely recommend you giving it a read.
There are some funny moments in this book as well as the murder investigation.
Published by Agora Books and released this month. I give this book 4 big stars.