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#BlogTour #AudioBook #BookReview The Thursday Murder Club By Richard Osman

Hello, Book Dragons! Today I would like to welcome you all on my stop of the Audio Blog Tour for The Thursday Murder Club By Richard Osman and I would like to share a review, with all of you. Thank you very much to Chloe from Penguin Random House for the invitation. Please do show some love to all the wonderful book bloggers on this blog tour by following and sharing their work. 🙂

Thank You very much to the publisher – Viking for the review copy.
ISBN13: 978-0241425442
Genre: Mystery
Release date: 03 09 2020
Price*: Kindle £9.99 (GBP)/  Hardback £8.00 (GBP)
Kindle $13.99 (USD)/ Hardback $21.38 (USD)
Pages: ~ 400
My rating: I really liked it.
You can get this book here:
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What I learned from this book: Then when you are old, you can get away with many, many things. 😉

Description of the book: In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders.

But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case.

Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.

Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it’s too late?

How this book made me feel: When I started reading this novel, I had a very strong sense of Deja vu. The group of older people trying to solve a mystery sounded sooooo familiar but I have no idea from where. 😀

I could not really pick one protagonist in this novel, this story is told from multiple perspectives, unpicking many lives. We do kind of have these two “camps” here. The first one would be Elisabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron, and the second one would be the police officers working on the case: Donna and Chris. I really loved how the characters were developed throughout the pages. Elisabeth seems so strong and she is leading the investigate gang, but really she is worried and scared because of her frail husband. Joyce has a difficult relationship with her daughter and a very strange love life going on. Donna feels like she failed in life by moving to this God’s forgotten town, and Chris is lonely, getting fat and unhappy. We not only get to know our leading characters but the ones that got killed as well. All the characters are beautiful, amusing and absorbing personalities, and I was so happy to meet them. 🙂

Due to several murders in this book, the plot kind of branches out as well. The book does not only revolve around the mystery, characters telling their life stories is a huge part of this novel as well. I also really liked how different generations interact in this novel, it was so cute when the older people talk about simple things like Skype, as it is the biggest discovery of their lifetime. 😀 There are sooooo many topics discussed in this novel, such as pros and cons of being old, loneliness, parent-child relationships, life after partners death, romance and it’s difficulties when you are old, money-making options, and many, many more. The constant changes in the plot, new discoveries and intriguing life stories made this novel an incredible journey.

The writing style is very creative, and the book is very well crafted and delivered. Depending on the character, the setting of this novel constantly changes. The chapters are pretty short, and the book was too entertaining to get bored. The ending was very unexpected, but I liked the way it ended, it was different. I listened to an audiobook, and it was narrated by Lesley Manville. This lady has done an amazing job with this novel, and her personality brought this book to life, I absolutely loved her.

So, to conclude, it is an incredibly well-written novel, filled with mystery and many, many different and heartbreaking life stories. The characters are smart, witty but quite complex at times as well, and the plot is constantly changing, it kept me guessing all the time. I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook, the narrator was very well suited for this book, in my opinion. I strongly recommend this genre-crossing book to everyone, there is so much in it for the reader! Do read this book, and I hope you will love it as much as I did. Enjoy! 🙂

Thank you for your time! ❤

About the author: Richard Osman is an author, producer and television presenter. The Thursday Murder Club is his first novel. He is well known for TV shows including Pointless and Richard Osman’s House of Games. As the creative director of Endemol UK, Richard has worked as an executive producer on numerous shows including Deal Or No Deal and 8 Out of 10 Cats. He is also a regular on panel and game shows such as Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You and Taskmaster.

Twitter: @richardosman

*-the price was taken from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com on the current date. The price might change at the time of your purchase. The links used in this post for book purchases are affiliates.

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