Book Review: The Plot and the Pendulum

Book: The Plot and the Pendulum

Author: Jenn McKinlay

Thank you NetGalley and Dreamscape Media for an advanced audio copy.

Briar Creek is home to an unsolved mystery from 1989 called “The Runaway Bride”. A few weeks after Grace Little was married she went missing. No one knows if she was killed or just ran away.

In the present day, Lindsey Norris meets with William Dorchester. William is the beneficiary of his family home and he wants to donate all the rare books in their home library. Lindsey and all her friends go over to the library to start packing up books and stumble into a secret room in the library. A room that houses just what’s needed to start investigating and solve the cold case of the runaway bride.

I really liked Lindsey and everyone around her. This is a series and this was my first entry. I did not feel lost at any point even with no knowledge of the series. This book made me want to go back and check out more from the series and I can’t wait to get started.

The investigation towards the end of the story is one of my favorite investigations in a book to date. Lindsey and her group reenact the night Grace was killed and it leads to them solving the case. It was truly a joy to read and was very easy to visualize. I would recommend this book to anyone and I look forward to having another series to go through.

Final Score 5/5

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