Mini Review – The Bullet that Missed

Title: The Bullet that Missed

Author: Richard Osman

Series: Thursday Murder Club #3

4 stars

Rating: 4 out of 5.

From Goodreads:

It is an ordinary Thursday, and things should finally be returning to normal.

Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A local news legend is on the hunt for a sensational headline, and soon the gang are hot on the trail of two murders, ten years apart.

To make matters worse, a new nemesis pays Elizabeth a visit, presenting her with a deadly mission: kill or be killed…

While Elizabeth grapples with her conscience (and a gun), the gang and their unlikely new friends (including TV stars, money launderers and ex-KGB colonels) unravel a new mystery. But can they catch the culprit and save Elizabeth before the murderer strikes again.

My Thoughts

Osman has just embraced the farcical and absurd to create such a fun and ridiculously entertaining read and I am here for it. I really love the places this went. One of the most out of the box plotlines for this kind of cosy mystery but I found it so much fun to read about.

My favourite part was again how lovely a person Joyce is. I love how she comes over on the page. She gets into crypto currency in this instalment and the way she discussed it was so endearing that is was just such a cute element of the story. I loved the addition of Alan in this book, even with the minor roll he played he had some really cute moments. Bogdan is quickly becoming a favourite for me. He had such a sweet story line in this one. His interactions with Steven, Elizabeth’s husband, were heart-breaking at points and it really gave so much depth to these characters. The way Osman deals with dementia is just fantastic and so moving.

We also got a mix of some really fun new characters. I love how Osman’s bad guys tend to have some real heart to them despite there criminal ways and how the Thursday Murder Club always seem to find a way of bringing that care and compassion out in them. There was even more hints at romance in this one that again played out in such a nice way.

Overall, this had so much heart to it. I love the characters, the fun and games to the mystery. This series is just so much fun and so heart-warming.


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Happy Reading!

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