Today I am sharing my review on its publication day for Murder Unjoyful by Anita Waller, published by Bloodhound Books.
Kat and Mouse Series Book 5
Release Date: 24th of November 2020
Print Length: 288 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
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The lead up to Christmas sees the Connection private investigation team planning their festive season. Until a new case arrives…
Catapulted into their biggest mystery yet, they are tasked with finding a killer who has been released on parole, and subsequently disappeared. Has he returned to finish the murder he tried to commit before his capture nineteen years earlier?
As he targets his intended victim, his attention is also focused on the private investigators and their police colleagues with devastating effect.
With families torn apart, Doris must seek assistance from a colleague from her past to give Connection the best chance of bringing a psychopath to justice.
How will it end? Is this the last we will see of Kat, Mouse, Doris and Luke? And can Connection continue?
Well as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, which is fitting for the Kat and Mouse series. What was meant to just be a trilogy turned into a five book series and although I could read about these characters forever, it is now the right time to let them go. (Cue chin quiver and watery eyes now!)
Murder Unjoyful is a thrilling read that is beautifully written and will have you immediately hooked. There is never a dull moment and yes you will need to have the tissues on hand! Fraught with tension and suspense throughout, this has been masterfully plotted and narrated with plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes as well as jaw dropping moments!
If you are familiar with Anita Waller’s work, you know she likes to shock and every character is fair game in the murder count. There were many times my heart was in my throat while reading this book and was racing so fast, waiting to see what she was going to do! I had to put the book down to calm myself quite a few times!
I am now full on crying writing this review. This series and its characters right from the beginning got under my skin and I have come to really love them. I am thankful to Anita Waller for writing this amazing series and also making me a part of it, where my name was used for a character in Murder Unearthed. A dream come true.
Kat and Mouse is such a unique series and Anita Waller has put her heart and soul into this. Giving the readers what they want with an extra two books, really was the perfect gift and this last instalment wraps it all up well. So for the last time, it was my absolute pleasure to read and review all the books in this amazing series, which I can not recommend highly enough! (Sniff)
Thank you to Anita Waller and Bloodhound Books for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Murder Unjoyful, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Anita Waller
Anita was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and has lived all her life there. She has three adult children and seven grandchildren ranging in age from 9 months to 21 years. Anita and Dave have been married almost 49 years!
She wrote Beautiful in 1985 and had it accpted for publication. They were the contract stage when the publishing house went into liquidation.
Like many another book it ended up in the loft until two years ago when she resurrected it, retyped all 100,000 words (it was orginally written on an Amstrad 8256 and all she had was a hard copy!) and sent it off to Bloodhound Books.
She is now retired from my life of being a Patchwork Tutor and HGV driver’s wife and concentrates on patchwork for the pleasure of it and writing. She started writing at around the age of 8 – she clearly remembers writing ‘novels’ at that age which were actually short stories split into chapters!
Anita’s genre is murder – but murder with a good reason behind it!
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