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The Thursday Murder Club – Richard Osman

Blurb:
Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves
A female cop with her first big case
A brutal murder
Welcome to…
The Thursday Murder Club

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.

When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it’s too late?

My Thoughts:
3.5 stars but rounded up.

In this book, we follow four septegenrians in a retirement village who are part of the Thursday Murder Club where they look into cold cases and try to solve them. But when a murder happens at their gates they now have a live case to solve.

I really enjoyed this book, I thought it was funny and for the most part light-hearted, but there were bits that frustrated me. When they purposefully withheld information from the police that bothered me because it was important information. Aso the amount of times names were repeated was a little frustrating.

What I liked though was that these people didn’t let their age affect them at all, they were all super involved in the happenings in the village and in the community in general. When we think of people in their 80’s we don’t really think of them as murder investigators.

What I really enjoyed was the number of emotions I went through with this book, I was definitely not expecting it. There were sad bits and funny bits which I really enjoyed.

The character I disliked the most was Elizabeth, I found her way too interfering. Also, she held back a lot of information from her friends as well as from the police.
I did, however, really like Joyce, she had her heart in the right place and that is important to me. Even though she has made mistakes she always tries her best.

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