Blogger Book Nook: Murder in the Library
When I saw that this month's Blogger Book Nook was going to be about crime and thriller fiction I was excited. I love a good thriller which is definitely my favourite genre to read and most of the books on my tbr pile are of that genre. I had fun choosing which book I wanted to pick up for my mini review at the end of this post.
1. Who is your favourite fictional detective and why?
I've found this question pretty tricky to answer because most of the books I read in this genre don't tend to be written in the perspective of a detective. When I do though I like a detective that is reliable, has a back story and is motivated in his role.
2. Do you enjoy being able to solve the mystery in a book before the characters do, or do you like to be kept guessing until the end?
A bit of both really. I love a good gripping read that keeps me guessing however I do love working it out and seeing if I am right. I don't like working it out too early in the book or if there is a twist in the end that makes no sense though.
3.Murders, missing people, or heists and thefts: Which do you find most compelling?
Murders and missing people definitely. I find them to be more exciting than heists and thefts.
4. What keeps you most engaged in a crime plot? Intriguing characters? Mysterious settings? Or a whole lot of action?
The suspense! The characters for me along with the plot keep me engaged. If the characters are boring than I find it hard to continue reading.
5. Crime is a popular theme for novels, TV shows and video games: Which is your favourite way of experiencing the genre?
It's definitely a tie between novels and tv shows! With novels it gives me the chance to use my imagination about the crime, what the characters are like etc however with tv shows I tend to focus more on the plot.
Now for the review: Close to home by Cara Hunter
Close to Home is part of the Richard and Judy book club and I can see why they chose it. Close to Home features many twists and turns along the way and is a gripping novel. Eight year old Daisy Mason goes missing at a family party, no one saw anything- well that's what they are saying. DI Adam Fawley tries to keep an open mind but knows 9 times out of 10 it's someone the victim knew. That means someone is lying. This fast paced read is definitely my favourite read this month and I loved the twist at the end when we find out what really happened to Daisy.