Murder at the Book Club by Betsy Reavley #BlogTour #Review

I am super excited to be kicking off Murder at the Book Club by Besty Reavley Blog Tour on publication day

The Book

When the body of a woman is discovered on the common, DCI Barrett and DI Palmer are called in to investigate. But the motive behind the crime isn’t easy to identify… And it all comes back to a book club.
Imagine nine women meeting. Tea and cake is on the coffee table. They’ve come together to share their love of books. They are friends. They trust each other. It’s a happy gathering. What could be more harmless?

Then scratch the surface and look closer.

One is lonely. One is desperate and one of them is a killer.

As the lies, volatile friendships and tension among the group rise to the surface, DCI Barrett and DI Palmer must work out the motive and track down a cold-blooded killer. But just when they think they are on the right track, a twist in the case throws them off course…

Everyone has their secrets.

 My Thoughts 

Those of you that follow my reviews will know that I am a massive fan of Betsy. She is very well known for writing dark and twisted stories. One of the many reasons I love her books….But crikey I wasn’t expecting that!! If you think that this is going to be a normal  Betsy story then think again, Not that Betsy ever does normal….but she has done it this time…. 

Once again this is another book that I never read the blurb to but The Murder at the Book Club sounded very fitting. All of us book fans love a good book club don’t we?!

After being totally blown away by the author changing her writing style. I settled into this really quickly with the story oozing with mystery right from the start.

Set in Cambridge a body is found on Stourbridge common everything comes back to a book club which nine ladies are members of. Has the story unfolds we learnt that one of them is a killer…But which one, is the question?!

With characters that you don’t know who to trust Betsy weaves a story that will have you guessing until the end. I love the fact that this is oh so different to her other books. She has totally jumped out of her comfort zone and brings us a fabulous murder mystery.Which tells me that this lady can write anything. If your a fan of a whodunit story then this is the book for you.

Murder at the Book Club is one hell of an addictive read which I highly recommend  for fans old and new


She was born in Hammersmith, London. As a child she moved around frequently with her family, spending time in London, Provence, Tuscany, Gloucestershire and Cambridgeshire. 

She showed a flair for literature and writing from a young age and had a particular interest in poetry, of which she was a prolific consumer and producer. 

n her early twenties she moved to Oxford, where she would eventually meet her husband. During her time in Oxford her interests turned from poetry to novels and she began to develop her own unique style of psychological thriller. 

Beneath the Watery Moon is Betsy Reavley’s beautifully written first release and tells the macabre story of a young woman battling against mental illness. 

Beneath the Watery Moon is published by Not So Noble Books and Joffe Books. It is available as an eBook from Amazon. 

Betsy Reavley’s second novel Carrion is a psychological chiller that address the link between grief and fear. Carrion was published in 2014 by Bloodhound Books.

The Quiet Ones, published in February 2016 and is a kindle top 100 bestseller, carries on Reavley’s tradition of writing psychological thrillers in her own unique way.

The Optician’s Wife, was released in June 2016 to critical acclaim.

Frailty is Reavley’s newest release and is available on amazon now. 

Reavley says “I think people are at their most fascinating when they are faced with life’s real horrors. This is what I love to write about.” 

Betsy Reavley currently lives in Cambridge, with her husband, 2 children, dog and quai

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