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May 15, 2023

My Rating - 1 out of 5 stars

Publisher - Penguin Books
Genre - Fiction
Publishing year - 2020
Language - English
ISBN - 978-0-241-98826-8
Pages - 390

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Book Review - 

The Thursday Murder Club is the first book in the series written by Richard Osman. The book revolves around four elderlies, Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim, and Ron, who lives in a retirement village and try to crack unsolved murders.

Sounds pretty interesting, right? I thought so, too, and decided to read this one, but I am utterly disappointed. It was when I reached the hundredth page that I finally grasped the story's trajectory, although it felt tediously boring until then, tempting me to abandon it altogether. 

However, as the narrative delved into the investigative aspects, things began to fall into place, eliciting a few genuine laughs from me. Nevertheless, overall, the book remained perplexing.

The abundance of characters served little purpose, and upon finishing the book, their presence faded from my memory. Regrettably, most of them failed to make any significant contribution to the plot. It seemed their sole function was to artificially extend the length of the book.

The mystery part could have been more straightforward and engaging. Richard Osman was focused only on characterization and lacked other aspects of a good murder mystery novel. I don't like this book at all.

Readers who enjoy mysteries featuring older characters may be interested in reading this book. However, readers who prefer fast-paced mysteries with a straightforward and engaging plot may not enjoy this series. Additionally, those who prefer books with a concise cast of characters that all serve a significant purpose in the story may also want to skip this one.

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