Although this book has been out for a month now, after reading it I decided I just had to review it.
I absolutely loved the way 'Magpie Murders' was written. A book within a book, what an enjoyable and refreshing approach. The two stories were woven together so brilliantly and made for a fantastic read.
It only took about two pages before I became completely engrossed, nothing could distract me. I read on and on, before I knew it I was halfway through which shocked me because quite often I find the first half of a book can be a little slow, but not this one! It maintained a brilliant pace throughout.
Atticus Pünd joins the ranks of great detectives and I ended up wishing that it was a real series so could read the other books!
There was plenty of tension as the story crossed between the mysteries and it was all drawn together so beautifully at the end.
I'm very pleased to say that I'm giving this book 5 out of 5! It's officially one of the books on my 'Five star favourites' shelf.
A fresh take on the classic whodunnit, so elegantly written and in an engaging format, it's formidable and riveting and keeps you guessing until the last minute. Definitely give it a read.