Weekend Pick September 8, 2023
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I’m back with another mystery, because, honestly, the genre was my first love! And I knew I had to read this one when I read that the main characters are inspired to go sleuthing because of Agatha Christie novels! And, let me tell you, they did her, Miss Marple, and Hercule Poirot proud!
This book is told in alternating POV, from Alica and Iris. Alice was a “Main” girl, one of the richest and most popular students in school. Until her boyfriend dumped her for her best friend, and she made herself disappear for a little while. When she comes back, they all hate her for putting her through the searches and worry. Iris is from the working class side of town, and is hired to tutor her. She sees it as a way for her to get away from some bad things in her life, but it goes past being just a job for her. These two are the unlikeliest of friends at first, but I came to love them both rather quickly.
The mystery begins with a couple of arguments at a party. Brooke, Alice’s ex-bestie goes missing after running off toward either the woods, or a cliff. The girls decide they need to solve the mystery, both for different reasons. Again, I’m not spoiling anything, but I will say I was right about what I thought happened! Years of mystery reading will do that to you. Guessing in no way diminished how great I think this book is.