Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore. Sounds like a cozy bookstore mystery, right? Don’t be deceived, it is not a cozy bookstore mystery. It is creepy psychological thriller – ish. Although not super creepy.. because I typically don’t like super creepy / scary books. There was a lot of build up and I liked the way it tied together in the end but it seemed like a whole lot of pages in order to get to the conclusion. And then the conclusion was like oh ok, that makes sense. But not like WHOAH I wasn’t expecting that. So it was worth the read but not something I’ll be running around telling everyone about.
“When a bookshop patron commits suicide, it’s his favorite store clerk who must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel from an award-winning short story writer... As Lydia untangles the mystery of Joey’s suicide, she unearths a long buried memory from her own violent childhood. Details from that one bloody night begin to circle back. Her distant father returns to the fold, along with an obsessive local cop, and the Hammerman, a murderer who came into Lydia’s life long ago and, as she soon discovers, never completely left.”