Sunday, May 14, 2017

Murder Between the Lines by Radha Vatsal

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Murder Between the Lines
by Radha Vatsal

ISBN-13: 9781492638926
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Released: May 2, 2017

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
Kitty is tasked with writing a story about Westfield Hall, a prestigious girls' boarding school. Tragedy strikes when a student named Elspeth is found frozen to death in Central Park. The doctors proclaim that the girl's sleepwalking was the cause, but Kitty isn't so sure. Determined to uncover the truth, Kitty investigates a more chilling scenario—a murder that may involve Elspeth's scientist father and a new invention by Thomas Edison.

My Review:
Murder Between the Lines is a suspense set in Dec. 1915 to Jan. 1916 in New York City. This is the second book in the series. You don't need to read the previous book to understand this one, and this one didn't spoil the previous mystery.

Kitty asked questions about Elspeth's death against her father's wishes. He pointed out that it was either an accident (so why dredge things up) or something dangerous. Kitty pushed on, anyway, and more people died--accidents and suicide or a dangerous plot? By the end, she wondered if it wouldn't have been better if she had left things alone.

The author wanted Kitty to witness some significant events that happened during this period, so she used these events in the story. The author often quoted the real newspaper coverage of the event. This made sense when Kitty's only source of information was the newspaper, but it felt a little jarring when she's at the actual event or the article went on for a while (with details not necessary to the story).

There was no sex. There was a minor amount of bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this enjoyable book.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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