A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths
Published 2012, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Stars: ★★★★☆ (3.5)
I'm having a hard time deciding just what to rate this between 3 and 4 stars, so I'm going to settle on 3.5 stars.
Storywise, I feel like it was a pretty week entry in the series. There were a LOT of plot strings in this one, and while it's nice that they all didn't end up being the same culprit/storyline, they made for a tangled mess at certain points. Also, the plot twist was interesting. Not what I expected, but also made for a little bit of a letdown in terms of solving a whodunnit. Thus, 3 stars of "like it" but not "love it" quality.
On the other hand, there was quite a bit of development in many of the characters, Ruth, Cathbad, Nelson, Michelle, Max, Judy, Clough, etc. I'm a big fan of character growth and development (one primary reason I love series so much), so this tempted me to make it 4 stars.
All around, still entertaining, so a little more than liked it, a little less than loved it.
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