Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fred is Dead...Sorry Fred

Shake Hands or DieShake Hands or Die by Michael Northey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is a murder mystery with a side dish of humor. When a morally questionable reporter is found dead on church property, the police have to figure out what happened. Throughout the novel, the same incident is reported to the police multiple times. Each time the story changes a little, because, let's face it, no two people ever see a situation in the same way. Each retelling brings a different character into question.

By having the mystery laid out in this manner, the reader has a harder time trying to figure out what happened before the end of the book. Suddenly everyone seems suspicious.

I could have done without all of the relationship stuff. It kind of bogged down the story for me. Without all of that, the mystery would have flowed better. Other than that, I enjoyed the book, especially the old church members who are bound and determined to find out what really happened, even if they don't go about it in the smartest way.

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