Book Review: Speaking of Murder by Jonathan Black

Hank is a journalist who took voluntary redundancy from The Tribune, and now writes travel pieces and teaches. He gets a phone call from an old college friend on his way to boarding a flight and discovers days later that his friend died of an overdose. He stumbles upon a number of deaths that seem to relate back to a panel of speakers. With a student in his class he embarks on a quest to find out what’s going on.

A very well written mystery/suspense thriller and the characters are very compelling too. Hank has flaws and makes questionable choices but is a news hound at heart, who unravels part of the mystery. June his student is eager and also instinctively advantaged to be able to smell out a clue or two. You definitely will look at motivational speakers differently after reading this!

I did not see the twists coming in the brilliant finale and recommend this one to all mystery suspense fans, who prefer character and substance over high octane, fast paced thrillers.

Links to Book:
Amazon UK
Amazon US



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