ARC Review: Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone

Evening Everyone,

Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend; a bank holiday weekend if you’re in the UK. I started mine off lovely with some shopping and dinner out today which was lovely as it’s not often my fiancΓ© and I get to do that just the two of us. I finished this book late last night and I’ve been dying to get this review written, so I’ll stop waffling…

Book πŸ“–

Thank you to @michaeljbooks for this advanced copy of Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone by @stevensonexperience in return for an honest review. Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone was published on 18th August 2022 and you can get a copy here.

Description πŸ”–

Ernest was dreading the Cunningham family reunion before it had begun and before the first murder. Before they were all snowed in at the mountain resort and before dead bodies started showing up everywhere.

It was never going to be a success as the Cunningham family have never really gotten along. The only thing they have in common is that all of them have killed someone.

General Thoughts πŸ€”

What had caught my attention with this book was the statement that it was unlike any other murder mystery; the most unique. It was 100% the most unique murder mystery that I have ever read. The entire thing felt like an adventure filled with twists, turns and decoys that made me devour every single page.

It was definitely a perfect blend of classic and modern murder mystery, utilising the best things from both. Not only was it thrilling and at times, quite tense but it was funny and light hearted too.

Characters πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

All of the characters in the story were intriguing and obviously had a tale tell; as per the name of the book. I loved the tension between them all too, I mean, what is more entertaining than family drama (when it’s not your own). Ernest is the narrator of the story and therefore the character I probably felt the most endeared to. His dry sense of humour and extensive knowledge of classical crime fiction were fantastic to read and he had me laughing my head off.

Writing Style ✍️

This is the best selling point for this book in my opinion. It was written superbly well. It was smart, funny, thrilling, tense, scandalous and so many more things that is pretty impressive to squeeze into one book.

The story was complex, so took some concentration, but that was part of what I loved about the book. The narrator definitely gave enough away for a switched on reader to work out what had happened, it was the why that stumped me the most. The way that clues were given at just the right times was pieced together beautifully and gave the book such an adventurous feeling.

Conclusion & Scoring πŸŽ–

I loved this book. Need I say much more. It’s marketed as a mash up of Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Knives Out and The Thursday Murder Club. I vouch that the marketing team are not lying. If you like murder mysteries, humour (sometimes dark) and great entertainment, then this is a book that you must read.


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