This week, we return to Catherine’s corner’s Book Club. I’ll be reviewing Truly Evil by Mark Hardie.
This book covers a lot of ground. It starts with a body washed up on the beach, so we know there is going to be an element of murder mystery.
It doesn’t quite stop there, there’s a mental health experiment, suicide, prostitution, drugs. The lot.
And I think that’s part of the problem with the book. There is so much going on, that sometimes I got a bit lost as to who was who and what time period we were even in.
That said, it is a good read and I could see it being adapted well for TV – assuming there’s a few more books involving the same detectives, it could be right at home on ITV.
I do worry that the book has a few complexities that means I still couldn’t tell you who killed who. I don’t know if that’s the most important detail for the book to cover, but I do think a murder mystery where there is still some mystery at the end has kind of failed.
Sadly, I won’t be recommending you all rush to read this one like I did with critical incidents last month.
Sticking with the murder theme, next up I’ll be reviewing The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman.