The Secret, Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 31 Oct 2017
I was definitely impressed by The Secret Book and Scone Society. Its central characters are genuine and the development of their friendship is believable - particularly as its first test comes when Nora and the others (Hester, Estella and June) begin their investigation of a suicide they are certain is murder. I loved the idea of bibliotherapy - healing your issues through books, both fiction and non. Any reader can tell you that books possess the power to touch and to transform. That along with Hester’s ability to create personalized scones that bring back pleasant memories give the mystery a touch of magic. I believe it is the characters and their personal backgrounds and interactions that make this novel stand apart from other cozies. The villains on the other hand are roughly sketched and obvious from the get go. It’s less of a whodunnit focusing more on th...
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