Hunts Post Book Review: The Appeal by Janice Hallett
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What could be described as a normal 'whodunnit' is raised to a different level by the unusual format.
Janice Hallett tells her tale through emails, texts, police transcripts and even What’s App messages. An intriguing premise which pulls you in and creates a real page turner.
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I really enjoyed this book as a result. The cast of characters are all interesting and so well written that you soon 'recognise' each of them easily from each email or text.
The characters range from a needy, lonely nurse to the father of a family at the heart of some local amateur dramatics. Behind the mask of respectability and the apparent inclusiveness of a close knit community something is amiss and in the end a murder occurs.
Why were they killed and who is responsible is what forms the basis of this original tale. Very refreshing, and if you are a fan of murder mysteries you will not be disappointed.