The Thursday Murder Club is not a book I would consider reading, but I have a book club, and they chose to read this one. I wish they didn’t. That is because I wouldn’t say I like murder mysteries and I don’t particularly appreciate when characters are two dimensional. I like character-driven stories, and this book is failing at that.
The Thursday Murder Club is about a detective club in a retirement home in Kent, formed by four elderly pensioners who are after the unsolved cold cases. But when a murder occurs, they decide to take on this live case with great pleasure. And there is the new police officer, Donna, came from London for who knows why.
If only I cared about the characters a little bit more, I’d enjoy this a lot. But after a while, after all the different characters that were very dull, I lost interest. The British humour made me smile time to time, but overall, I thought it was unnecessarily long and unfortunately highly anticlimactic. This is the only book that I didn’t care for, for a very long time. Such a shame, though, the plot sounded fantastic. I’m sure there’ll be a film of this and I hope it’ll be better than the book.
The Thursday Murder Club
In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders.
But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case.
Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.
Richard Thomas Osman is an English television presenter, producer, comedian, director and novelist, best known for being the very tall creator and co-presenter of the BBC One television quiz show Pointless.
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