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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Currently reading

Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry
The Alienist
Caleb Carr
Progress: 38/498 pages

If this is noir, I need to read more noir

The Bride Wore Black - Cornell Woolrich

I finished this book and then was gone for a couple of days, so I haven't had the chance to write up my review. I can't post reviews on my phone - I get too irritated at having to use those on-screen keyboards!

 

I absolutely loved this book. Woolrich's writing is extremely sparse, and is perfect for the atmosphere he is trying to create. He doles out clues and information at exactly the right times to keep the reader guessing. And then he drops a plot twist on the reader at the very end that is stunning.

 

Like, seriously. Stunning. At least, I was stunned. And I'm not often stunned.

 

It was a perfect mystery.