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Review: In The Hall With the Knife


/ 4 stars ⁣


When a killer storm strikes at Blackbrook Academy, an elite prep school nestled in the woods of Maine; a motley crew of students-including Beth "Peacock" Picach, Orchid McKee, Vaughn Green, Sam "Mustard" Maestor, Finn Plum, and Scarlett Mistry- are left stranded in the aristocratic mansion on campus with their headmaster. Hours later, his lifeless body is discovered in a pool of blood. With this group of students, nothing is at it seems, and everyone has a motive for murder.

My Thoughts:

I must confess that the only reason I bought this book is because it's based on the board game, Clue. Obvs! Going into the book I knew there were going to be multiple POV's. Which was fine, didn't bother me one bit. I liked that the characters were teens in a preppy school. The best part for me was I didn't connect with any of the characters, and normally I would give a book a low rating buuuut since this was a "Who done it?" it worked for me, cause I really didn't care who the killer was and what would happened to them once they were caught.

The other thing was I guessed the killer at the precise moment I felt was reasonably acceptable. (You know the moment the author wants us to know ; ) However, I feel I should point out, I'm not the brightest crayon in the box, sooo yeah. I'm sure others guessed it right away. It was pretty cool when they named the killer, like the way we do when playing the game.

Overall it was an enjoyable and fast read and I read it in 2 days (all day Wednesday and all day Thursday) and we recently moved and I was still unpacking. If you're looking for a fun easy read, then this is the right book for you.

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