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The Mystery Writer by Sulari Gentill Review

Theo has just run away from college, well, is it really running away when you're an adult? When she shows up at her brothers door in Kansas all the way from Australia, the only thing she wants to do is write. Gus welcomes her with open arms and tells her to "write away". She never expected her life to turn into one of those thriller novels she likes to read, but it does when her closest friend in town is murdered. Theo finds the body as well as accusations that she could be the killer. When they finger pointing swings toward her brother, without anywhere to turn, Theo confesses to a crime Gus is sure she didn't commit. Now the welcoming brother must work hard to clear his sisters name and end the murder spree that rocked the little town in Kansas.

Huge thanks goes out to Netgalley, Poisoned Pen Press and Sulari Gentill for an advanced copy of this audiobook.

The Woman in the Library (you can check out my review for that here) was such a fantastic read, I couldn't go without reading Sulari Gentill's newest book, so when it became available on netgalley, I swooped it up as an audiobook. I can not get enough of thrillers and mysteries lately. Maybe this is the year for them, or it's just the year that I am in the mood to reach them. Out of the 36 books I have read so far this year, 10 of them have been in this genre and the majority of them have been over 4 stars.

My two favorite types of audiobooks are non-fiction and mystery. I feel like the narrators really bring you into the story and get your pulse racing when they read the action sequences in mysteries and thrillers. Katherine Littrell does an amazing job not only making you feel like you are a part of the story but in voicing each of the characters. It's like there is an entire cast, except it's really only one woman.

Perhaps the dead are afraid to live, as much as we are afraid to die. - Pierce Altamirano

I think the best part about this book are the little clues that Gentill littered throughout. They send you in search of answers, hoping that you will unravel the truth, but they could also just be a wild goose chase. This was such an incredibly entertaining read. The whole way through I was engaged with the plot and the pacing was perfect. I started to get a little freaked out when the book hit 90% and there was still so much to unfold but Sulari Gentill did an exceptional job wrapping everything up.

This book delves into the deceptive world of conspiracy theories. You need to be able to accept the outrageous to really sink into the story. If you know a conspiracy theorist, or have found yourself enticed by a really well explained theory, this is the book for you. It will have you questioning everyone and everything you thought you knew. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 stars from me for this delightfully devious read.

Psst! Just so you know, some of the links sprinkled here are affiliate links. If you decide to click and treat yourself, I might get a little high-five in the form of a commission at no additional cost to you. Cheers to good vibes and happy reading!

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