Book : Murder in the Bastille by Cara Black
Aimee Leduc is a french private investigator based in Paris, France. She is at a restaurant working with a client whose business is facing charges. She pays attention to the woman sitting next to her as they are wearing the same jacket. The lady, when leaving, forgets her phone and Aimee follows so she can give it to her. When trying to find the lady, Aimee is attacked. When she wakes up, Aimee finds out that the woman is dead. Aimee, herself, is blind. Throughout this novel, Aimee sets out to find who committed this crime and why. As a fan of mystery novels, I picked this book up and decided to give it a try. I enjoyed some parts and disliked others. Beginning with the parts I liked, the plot was exciting and the characters were realistic and funny. The protagonist was extremely down to earth and definitely someone many readers can connect with. I enjoyed seeing Aimee having to navigate the world after the incident. As I stated, her character is realistic as she expresses fear and is not just a cold-hearted detective. Now, let us move on to the bad. At some points, the book slowed down. The scenes were unnecessarily stretched and became boring. In addition, the ending was a bit abrupt. Some questions were left unanswered but for the most part Black tied everything up. All in all, I recommend reading this book if you like suspense novels.
Total Rating : 3.5/5