Who Killed Ruby? by Camilla Way

All my reviews till the sixth of October have all been scheduled posts, you might have seen a change of tone or control in the number of words in the reviews. I might just maintain this format because it lets me write all the reviews I want when I feel like ‘writing’ and not worry about putting up too many posts on my blog all at once!

Whenever I read a highly rated thriller of late, I feel like I do not belong to the times I live in. I do not ‘see’ what others seem to find in it. Are all thrillers this direct? My musings do not mean that it was a bad book, quite the contrary. I liked the plot and the fact that it took me a few false turns around the plot before revealing the actual culprit.

We have Viv, who has spent decades living with the fact that it was her testimony that had put her sister’s killer behind bars, or did it? Now, years after the fact, wheels seemed to be in motion to reveal the hidden facts from all those years ago. She has a close-knit group of family and friends who support her but they might need to do more soon! I felt like the narration was not for me, it introduces people only to advance the plotline. Every carefully orchestrated situation is actually to either throw false leads our way or actual hints. There is not much of an extra ambience. I keep trying popular thrillers hoping to find the right one, this one was almost there but not quite.

I recommend it highly to readers of this genre though, since they are more familiar with the tone and pacing of the narration to enjoy it more than I did. As mentioned earlier, the twists in itself were well placed.

I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but as you can see, this review is completely based on my own reading experience.

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