1st October 2023
The expanded Thursday Murder Club are back in action in this fourth novel, when one of their friends is found dead and they are forced to come together and investigate.
There’s a lot going on in this one, and I feel that Osman is stretching his literary muscles a bit more and expanding into almost soap opera territory with the range of character and moments of their lives we get to see.
This is a particularly sad novel in several respects. We’re seeing a range of people at different stages of their life, but in particular this novel does deal with a lot of grief, and so some readers might want to tread carefully.
I really liked this visit to Cooper’s Chase. I thought it held together better than the previous novel. But I’m intrigued to learn that Osman is trying something different next, and look forward to that.