Sunday, July 19, 2015

2015 book 172

Elly Griffiths' The Zig Zag Girl
I really enjoy Griffiths' Ruth Galloway series, and was excited to read this new stand-alone from her, but it was pretty disappointing. It's 1950, and a young police detective gets involved with a case that he's SURE relates to his work during WWII, when he was part of a unit mainly made up of magicians, working on illusions to trick the Nazis. And that's all really interesting, and all the magicians are great characters! But I guessed the killer really early on, and the motive was amaaaaazingly stupid. Like, so stupid. I /did/ like that the detective's best friend magician is way smarter than he is and figures out a lot more, but seriously, the solution to this one was DUMB. B-.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released in September.

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