Narrator: Fiona Shaw
Series: Thursday Murder Club #3
Published by Books on Tape on September 20, 2022
Length: 11 hrs 17 mins
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It is an ordinary Thursday, and things should finally be returning to normal.
Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A local news legend is on the hunt for a sensational headline, and soon the gang are hot on the trail of two murders, ten years apart.
To make matters worse, a new nemesis pays Elizabeth a visit, presenting her with a deadly mission: kill or be killed...
While Elizabeth grapples with her conscience (and a gun), the gang and their unlikely new friends (including TV stars, money launderers and ex-KGB colonels) unravel a new mystery. But can they catch the culprit and save Elizabeth before the murderer strikes again?
I absolutely adore the Thursday Murder Club. This time around Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron, and Ibrahim are looking into the ten-year-old unsolved murder of Bethany Waites, a journalist/co-host of a television news show. Along with this mystery, Elizabeth has an “encounter” with a man they are calling “The Viking”, who is trying to force Elizabeth to kill someone for him or he will kill Joyce.
Each of our characters gets a chance to shine. Elizabeth gets to see spend time with an ex-KGB acquaintance. Joyce gets to flirt with a handsome TV personality. Ron makes a couple of new friends, and Ibrahim gets to do some brainstorming and use his therapy skills. Donna, Chris, and Bogdan are back too. Bogdan is still my favorite character and I love how his relationship with Donna is progressing.
The mystery was maybe a little convoluted, but I enjoyed it. Yes, it’s unlikely that all these characters would form friendships and work together to bring down (another) bad guy, but it’s fun. We have missing money, shallow graves, a couple murders, and an adorable dog – what more could I ask for?
I listened to the audio and the narrator did a fabulous job. The characters’ personalities and emotions were conveyed well and the pace was good. It also has a bonus section at the end in which Steph McGovern interviews Richard Osman about the series.