Happy Monday bookish people! I hope you all enjoy my book review of the third book in the Thursday Murder Club series, The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman.
In this book review, I will give star ratings to four categories and I will write a little bit about each one. I will do my best to avoid spoilers, but as a review of a book in a series there might be one or two.
The Bullet That Missed Plot:
I have a love hate relationship with this series of books. First, I struggle with how the author got published so easily because he is a celebrity and I feel that the books do reflect this, if they weren’t famous a few of the plot lines I do not think would have been published. As a fan of murder mysteries I will read all the books that come out, however, I often find in this series there are too many strands within it. I said to someone after I read the second in the series, it is like the author threw the kitchen sink at it.
In the Bullet That Missed I did enjoy it more than the second book, it had a clearer sense of the murder in the plot. If it veered from the subject it soon came back to it and the surrounding investigation which I liked.
The Bullet That Missed Characters:
I do love the characters in this series, each one has their own personality and by the third book in a series you really do feel as though you know them. I would have liked to see more character development in this book for Ron, he didn’t seem to feature or do much.
The Bullet That Missed writing and dialogue:
I think it is pretty obvious by now that Richard Osman can write, and he can write well. I do think that the books are straying form the cosy crime genre that it is pitched as being so I would like to see a return to that.
The Bullet That Missed Overall:
It is an ordinary Thursday, and things should finally be returning to normal.
Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A local news legend is on the hunt for a sensational headline, and soon the gang are hot on the trail of two murders, ten years apart.
To make matters worse, a new nemesis pays Elizabeth a visit, presenting her with a deadly mission: kill or be killed…
While Elizabeth grapples with her conscience (and a gun), the gang and their unlikely new friends (including TV stars, money launderers and ex-KGB colonels) unravel a new mystery. But can they catch the culprit and save Elizabeth before the murderer strikes again?