Tuesday 1 August 2023

The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman

The Bullet That Missed (Thursday Murder Club, #3)The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Time taken to read - in and out over a week

Pages - 413

Publisher - Viking

Source - Bought

Blurb from Goodreads

One Thursday afternoon in the seniors' center, a decade-old cold case --their favorite kind-- leads the Thursday Murder Club to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no answers. A new foe they call "Viking", wants Elizabeth to kill former KGB chief Viktor, or he will kill her sweet best friend Joyce. Activist marked for death Ron and psychiatrist Ibrahim chase clues for Viking's identity, and investigate mob-queen prisoner from last book.

This third adventure ranges from a prison cell with espresso machine to a luxury penthouse with swimming pool high in the sky.

My Review

Book three in the Thursday murder club series, if you haven't read the other two you can read this as a standalone. The gang have a new mystery to investigate, the disappearance and suspected murder of a news reporter who stumbled upon something big. They interview her colleagues, get themselves into all manners of mischief and like a dog with a bone refuse to drop anything until they get their answers. As well as that we have one of the group being threatened, blackmail and set up to commit a muuuuuuurduuuuuur.

We have the usual antics, humour, nonsense and digging to get their answers, we also see a more serious side as one of the partners of our group has dementia and we see a bit more to that side. We always get embroiled in the case they are checking out but this book also gives us a bit more of the personal side of our much loved characters.

We see some bit characters that may or may not feature in future novels. I think Osman has created a perfect mix here, characters we care about, like, loathe, laugh at and or with and new fresh adventures to keep us intrigued and enjoying, 4/5.

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