This review of Showstoppers is made possible by a review copy provided at no charge.
First of all, so there are no surprises, you should know that this is a very short book. On my e-reader, it was only 39 pages. So if you are looking for a quick read, then you are in luck!
Fortunately, the book is pretty entertaining, and I did laugh out loud a couple of times. I feel like the author has a really good grasp on explaining how being in certain situations really feels, and that made it nice to read.
The main character is a girl named Emily, who is bored of working at temp agency jobs, and agrees to come work for her neighbor, Victoria, at her performing arts school. This is after Emily delivers Victoria a threatening letter that was mistakenly delivered to the wrong house. The story follows the two women as they try to figure out who sent the letter and why, all the while attempting to put on an end of the school year performance at the school, named Showstoppers. The action happens fairly quickly, and the ending surprised even me, and I’ve read more mystery novels than I could even remember.
Overall, I think this book was OK. I would have liked to have seen some scenes spaced out better, and some of the action took place off page, so it got a little confusing in places. But for a quick, pleasant read, and a lot of mystery, Showstoppers is a good pick.
Rating: 3 out of 5 Hearts (Book Ratings Guide)
About the Book:
When twenty-six-year-old Emily Castles helps out at a local stage school in London, she’s soon mixed up in murder. She teams up with eccentric philosophy professor Dr. Muriel to solve the case.
- Series: Emily Castles Short Mysteries
- Title: Showstoppers
- Author: Helen Smith
- eBook: 39 pages
- Publisher: Tyger Books
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I received a complimentary copy of Showstoppers in exchange for an honest review.