Title: Murder Feels Awful
Author: Bill Alive
Genre: Mystery, Humor, Suspense
Series: Book 1
Type of Book: ARC, Kindle Ebook
If Sherlock Holmes had the power of empathy, this would be how the books would feel…
Sorry, couldn’t resist that little pun up there.
Murder Feels Awful is a fun mystery to read for a few hours, filled with excitement and enthusiastic! kids that love empathes even as they try to get the empathes to help solve a murder. It was a fun, adventuresome, over the top characters all of whom had their own agendas and motives. There was even a surprise bad guy that is being reserved for book two, and I am all kinds of curious about him. A killer by the name of ‘Numb’. Similar to Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty…if I’m not mistaken as to how that’s going to go down…
This book was long, but definitely well worth reading. It had enough detail to guess most of how it would end, but the ending still had a few surprises that made me actually feel surprised. I guessed who the killer was, but was actually wrong for a change and for different reasons that I suspected. (I should note that this book does not have trigger warnings for child abuse, I’ll have to put that in a note to the author.)
There were several cliff hanging moments in the book, including one bit with a car called Thunder (I love that name for a car, I might just use it myself), and it all felt very much like watching a cheesy, fun, ridiculous kids murder-mystery movie complete with nods towards Sherlock Holmes and Poirot and a handful of other references as well.
I can’t say much more without revealing spoilers, but I will say that this is one not to be missed. The author certainly has talent with making the characters come alive (see what I did there?)!
Overall, I give this a 5/5 stars for an enjoyable few hours.
-Pass Me That Book