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"Divorce is Murder" by Elka Ray

4 out of 5 stars

Published by Seventh Street Books on August 20th, 2019

Genre: Mystery

Format: ebooks via author

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On TBR for 5 months

"Toby Wong visits her quiet hometown in British Columbia, where nothing ever happens--until her old high school rival is found murdered. Shortly after returning to her sleepy hometown on Vancouver Island, Chinese-Canadian divorce lawyer Toby Wong runs into Josh Barton, who broke her heart as a teen at summer camp. Now a wealthy entrepreneur, Josh wants to divorce Tonya, the mean girl who made Toby's life hell all those years ago. Not long after Toby takes Josh's case, Tonya is found murdered. Josh is the prime suspect."


*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own*

The plot of Divorce is Murder is intense and engaging. There were twists and turns that I did not see coming. (+1)

The world Ray has established is a small Canadian town with past secrets and relationships that everyone seems to know about. It reminded me of Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. (+1)

The writing style was straightforward and descriptive. My only issue was the ending. I was horribly confused at one point, so I had to go back and keep rereading, and then I just gave up. (-1)

The story is organized and keeps the reader guessing at every turn. (+1)

I really connected with the main character. I saw a lot of similarities between her and myself, so I was very invested in the mystery she was trying to solve. I also really liked the side character, like her mom and best friend. I thought they balanced Toby out and kept her level headed. (+1)

My favorite part was the end of who the killer is!

My least favorite part was when I was confused because I felt so let down.

If you want to start a new mystery series with great characters and twists and turnsDivorce is Murder is perfect for you!

For more information, check out the author's page at https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Divorce-Is-Murder/Elka-Ray/9781633885424

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