Sunday Book Club – The Moonflower Murders, Anthony Horowitz

Every Sunday we are taking a look at the world of books. I read a lot and always want to share my opinions on what I read, so I thought it would be fun to write reviews. Today we are looking for a murderer in The Moonflower Murders.

The Moonflower Murders (2020)

Anthony Horowitz


Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her long-term boyfriend. But life isn’t as idyllic as it should be: exhausted by the responsibility of making everything work on an island where nothing ever does, Susan is beginning to miss her literary life in London – even though her publishing career once entangled her in a lethal literary murder plot.

– from Waterstones

Positive Points

Anthony Horowitz is one of my favourite authors because he knows how to write a story and bring suspense into it. I wasn’t a fan of the first book because of the book within a book ideology but I thought I would give it a try and see if it was any better. The story for this book was easy to get into and the characters were described incredibly well that it painted a really intense picture in your mind. I preferred this book because you were already welcomed into the world it was easy to be re-welcomed.

Negative Points

The reason that I did not get on with the original book was because I found it really weird to read a book within a book. When I went into this book I had a feeling that this was going to be the same and I was to an element prepared for it. Needless to say, I am still not sure if I like it. The problem is, you get into the book in the middle that you get disappointed you then have more story to read afterwards.

Overall Review

I preferred this book a lot more then the first book in the series as I felt that I had finally come to grips with the ideology of a book within a book. Whilst I am still not sure if I like this element of the story, I learnt to appreciate it a lot more this time and it made the book more enjoyable to read. I still do not believe this it the best set of book by Anthony Horowitz but it is still a good book.

Rating : **** 4 Stars

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