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QOTD: What is the most unusual club you ever heard/been part of? “After a certa…

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QOTD: What is the most unusual club you ever heard/been part of?
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“After a certain age, you can pretty much do whatever takes your fancy. No one tells you off, except for your doctors and your children.”
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We didn’t know what to expect when we started reading this, being intrigued by the synopsis and seeing it everywhere on bookstagram, but it’s a great, fun and cosy crime novel. We found ourselves invested in the story which flowed nicely and was an easy read.
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The story follows four “partners in crime”: Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim who live in an upmarket retirement village in Great Britain. Every Thursday, they get together and try to solve cold cases. When a local property developer dies, followed by the discovery of a skeleton, they find themselves in the middle of their first live murder case.
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The story itself is very charming and easy-going. It uses a lot of references from British culture and everyday life, which, if you are familiar with it, adds a very warm feeling while reading it. The book contains quite a few decent turns, and neither of us came even remotely close to guessing who is the actual perpetrator. The story goes back and forth from plot to one of the characters diary entries and is written in short chapters which we also loved.
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On our discussions, we talked about the meaning of Joyce’s diary and why it makes a story more personal. We also went through various relationships between characters and society’s view towards elderly people.
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We really would recommend this book, It’s one of those easy, not overcomplicated books you can pick up, and it’ll make you smile, laugh and gasp all at the same time.

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4 stars out of 5 from both of us

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