Saturday, November 13, 2021

One of Us Is Lying, by Karen McManus - Review


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First line. Think of a book that literally has all the ingredients to be the perfect murder mystery. A murder that is most mysterious, a victim with quite a few enemies, four suspects, all of them with something to hide, and an amazing plot twist. Imagine, then, that the author just blindly threw all these elements into a blender, crossed their fingers and hoped for the best. That is precisely what happened in this book. The author could have honestly made this book into an amazing novel, but she instead managed to create a concoction blander than a bowl of mashed potatoes.

Murder on the Orient Express - Review


Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie

'The Murder on the Orient Express' is yet another spectacular Agatha Christie book. It was the first Agatha Christie book I’d ever read and from the first chapter, I was hooked. I had initially read it in 4th grade and probably skimmed the entire book, but I still understood enough to be amazed. However, when I re-read it yesterday, I understood for the first time why it’s so popular. Among all of her books, this one has one of the most unique endings and plot twists. While reading a murder mystery, people generally form their own opinions and ideas about who the murderer might be, but in this book, it is next to impossible to guess the identity of the killer.