Dear Allie, If you’re reading this letter, it means I’m dead and that Alex has finally found you.
So today, as you can tell from the title, I am reviewing my first ever cozy mystery. I was sent this eBook from the author, in exchange for a review.
Now, first of all, I didn’t know what a ‘cozy mystery’ was and why it had it’s own genre, so I did what everyone does these days and googled it.
As a newbie I was worried that I wouldn’t find it interesting and possibly wouldn’t finish the book. While I’m being completely honest, the cover doesn’t excite me, I normally go for books because their covers jump out at me (I know, don’t judge a book by it’s cover, they just draw me in!)
“Here it is” He swung his good arm with a showman’s flourish & winced. “May I present The Alabaster”
The mystery element pleasantly surprised me, it reminded me of Midsummer Murders which I used to love watching with my family. So I already felt quite comfortable reading this book. I really enjoyed the character development and variety, for example not every character was likeable (I’m looking at you Colin!)
I found myself gritting my teeth during his sexist comments, I was also shaking my head while finding out how he was exploiting multiple women for his own gain, so this tells me that I really could imagine myself in the book.
Now, I did find the pace a little slow, but I think that is due to the ridiculous pace of my usual reads. As for the mystery, I had a couple of suspects which I couldn’t decide between, which was really fun as every new clue made me change my mind.
If you prefer to stay away from genres such as psychological thrillers then I would definitely recommend this for a solid mystery read, you may see me reading more from this author.
I’m giving Alabaster Alibi a surprising 4 cups of coffee out of 5!
Until next time…