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Book Club Friday: Evil In Return...

Hey everyone

I am so happy to be linking up with Blonde...Undercover Blonde for this link up again this week! I've missed a couple of weeks because I've not really had a book to share with you all because all I've really been reading is my textbooks! Sucks to have the life of a student - only kidding :P Anyways...

 This week I'm sharing - Evil In Return by Elena Forbes

Synopsis (via Goodreads

Bestselling novelist Joe Logan walks out into a hot summer's evening in central London. The next day his body is found dumped in a disused Victorian crypt at the Brompton Cemetery. He has been tied up, shot, and castrated. The killing has the hallmarks of a professional hit. But what had Logan done to deserve such a brutal end? 
Detective Mark Tartaglia is convinced that Logan's personal life holds the key, but unravelling the victim's recent past proves difficult. Then the body of a second man is found in an old boathouse on the Thames -- killed in an identical fashion to Logan. A vicious and methodical killer is at work, but what does he want and how does he lure his victims to their death? If Tartaglia can find the link between the two dead men maybe he can find the killer before he strikes again

My Thoughts

Now we all now how obsessed I am with Sherlock Holmes (see previous BKF posts {here} & {here}) and this has sparked off a new found love of detective stories so when I spied this in a 3 for £5 sale I picked it up just to give it a go - and I'm so glad I did! I literally read it in one day!

The plot had me hooked all the way through - I definitely did not see the ending coming at all! If you ask me the book had just the right abouts of murder, intrigue and good old fashioned romance to be believable. I really enjoyed how all the aspects of the puzzle were wound together and how the common thread to it all was placed so delicately that upon reading you didn't really pay much attention to it but looking back when it was blindingly obvious how it all fit together - the mark of a great detective story if you ask me!

The characterisation was so good - there was a clear back story for basically all of the characters involved and how they all interlinked was gradually revealed - so engaging as a reader. I particularly enjoyed how the theme of being an author and writing was the key to the book - an interesting twist. 

I could waffle on so much more about the awesomeness about this book but I don't want to give anything away - so if you have read this book then please comment so I can share my thought about it's awesomeness to you or if you plan on reading it drop me an email when you have so we can discuss :) I've already lent this to a friend of mine so I can chat about it to her!

Although it no way matches the incredible-ness that is Holmes it is a great read if you like murder mystery/detective stories. Plus, I didn't even realise that this was book 3 in a series so I'm definitely looking forward to reading the rest of the series - bonus!

Would you read this book? 
aHm xoxo