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The Mystery Writer

A Novel

by Sulari Gentill

The Mystery Writer by Sulari Gentill X
The Mystery Writer by Sulari Gentill
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  • Published Mar 2024
    400 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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  • Mitra V. (Stamford, CT)
    Riveting page turner
    The Mystery Writer by Sulari Gentill fulfills the tantalizing promise of its title in more ways than one. It keeps the reader spellbound with its racy style of narration and builds the urgency of the plot while seamlessly fleshing out the personalities of the protagonists to perfection. It is impossible to forget the protective affection of Gus, the bewildered genius of Theo and the quiet care of Marc without being drawn into the emotional web. One gets angry with Gus and weeps with Theo in equal measure. The use of Marc's family to illustrate the role of conspiracy theorists is a smart innovation and enhances the mystery of the book.
    It is also impossible to get over the perfidy of the publishing house which preys on unfortunate indiscretions of talented writers to enslave and exploit them forever. It is scary to realize that this could well happen!
    I would gladly recommend this book to discerning readers with the assurance that it will definitely not disappoint.

    Reviewed by Mitra Vasisht
  • Chris H. (Wauwatosa, WI)
    The Mystery Writer
    I found this book to be immediately engaging! Each time I put it down, I was eager to to find out what the next trick would be. The Mystery Writer is the perfect mix of interesting characters and intriguing, entertaining storyline. I plan on seeking out more books by this author.
  • Cassandra W. (Alameda, CA)
    Highly Recommended!
    "The Mystery Writer" was a well-written, standalone novel which was completely engrossing and highly recommended. (I completed reading the entire book within 48 hours!)
  • Cathy Thibeault
    Fun mystery read
    This book was fun to read. Excellent pace, fun characters, real people, and a twisty ending. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Sometimes a mystery isn't - but this one gives you some clues, some turns you didn't see coming, and a cast of characters that fill the story with humor, likable people, and scary situations. A great mix.
    I highly recommend this book to mystery lovers of all ages. Additionally, if you aspire to be a writer, you will enjoy the plot, character-building, world-building, and heartless villains. Ms. Gentill's cast of characters is fascinating. I could identify with a couple of them. And off we went to solve the mystery of murder most foul!
  • Barry E. (Boynton Beach, FL)
    Love books about about books
    Its almost 13 years since I read my first mystery about subjects involving books. From then on mysteries became my thing. In my heart those about books, libraries, writers, publishers, and authors always intrigued me the most. This book did not disappoint me either.
    A disappointed lawyer to be wants to be an author, but her hippie-like parents want her to be a lawyer. She moves away to the other side of the world and thus our caper begins. Theodosia Benton, an Aussie Tasmanian, moves to the USA, where her brother had relocated many years before becoming a successful lawyer. They live in the fictional town of Lawrence, Kansas which seems to be an artist colony for aspiring authors.
    Not very exciting? How wrong you will find yourself as you follow Theo towards her goal to become an author. Intrigue is everywhere. Murder, Armageddon theories and manipulation are being used to cover up, create, and destroy everyone involved. From her brother Gus to Cormac the PI who has fallen for Theo to the whole town. A complex and riveting mystery evolves. Not finishing this book would be a mistake!
    Thanks to BookBrowse and Poisoned Pen Publishers for this wonderful arc.
  • Ann W. (New York, NY)
    Wonderful, delightful mystery
    Great read, peopled by wonderfully inventive characters. Delightful to discover yet another twist as well as novel protagonists. Addictive and engrossing.
  • Barbara S. (Gig Harbor, WA)
    Fast paced, fun read
    The Mystery Writer by Sulari Gentill is a fast paced, tightly woven thriller with many twists and turns. In fact, though the reader wants to keep reading at a fast pace to find out what will happen next, it is advisable to slow down to catch up with some of the twists this novel takes. The plot line includes many current day references to conspiracy theorists which adds to the uncertainty of exactly where the story is taking the reader. And the ending, itself, leads to an open ended question of what might happen next. The inclusion of murder, conspiracy theories, and romance weave a story that makes for a very good read.

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