Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Let me start this review by saying that it’s been months since I’ve had so much fun reading a book. And I’m talking about pure entertainment here. Guess Who by Chris McGeorge was like a blockbuster movie turned into a mystery novel, and it grabbed me from the very first page.
The concept was one of those I’m always attracted to: 5 suspects are locked in a hotel room with a body. The main character, a TV detective who became famous as a kid for solving a murder, has to guess who the killer is or everyone dies… Thrilling, right? I knew as soon as I saw the blurb that I wanted to read it!
The writing was sharp and straight-forward, full of witty dialogue and tension between the characters. I can honestly say there wasn’t a moment of boredom in Guess Who. If you want a fun summer mystery, this is a book that I’d definitely recommend for those who want to escape from reality and keep turning the pages addictively.
Now… Let’s talk about some issues I had. Basically, as much fun as I had while reading this novel, you absolutely need to suspend your disbelief during the majority of the second half. And hey, I always read mysteries and thrillers, so it’s not like I don’t like twists or ask for realism all the time. But the backstories felt so incredibly forced. And the twists were implausible, so I kind of felt like the author had had a great idea but didn’t know how to solve that mess so he just kept writing until he finally had to come up with a solution, no matter if it didn’t really make any sense.
But it’s OK, really. I honestly don’t mind that much because Guess Who was the perfect escapism for an otherwise mediocre week, so if you don’t mind if your thrillers to be a little on the unrealistic side, then I’m pretty sure you’ll find this book amazing.
Many thanks to the publishers for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review