Murder in the Family: A Novel

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Twenty years ago, when he was ten, Guy Howard’s stepfather was found dead in their yard. This Murder in the Family has haunted Guy for years as the killer has never been found. He joins a well-known true crime streaming series as the director to discover who killed Luke Ryder. Experts are called in, witnesses reinterviewed, and the evidence reexamined. Maybe his family will finally get some answers, but the answers they find might not be ones they will like.

This entire book is written as if it is an actual transcript from a television show. They call it Netflix once in the book, but otherwise it’s referred to as Showrunner. There are newspaper clippings and articles, resumes with pictures, call sheets, and voicemail and text message transcripts. It definitely makes it seem as if this is a real show and murder is actually being solved.

It’s the first time I’ve read a book with no atmosphere or descriptions, unless you count the few before the scenes are filmed. I don’t know that it’s my favorite way to read a book, but it was something new and different. Check it out for yourself.

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Author Cara Hunter
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 480 pages
Publisher HarperCollins
Publish Date 19-Sep-2023
ISBN 9780063272071 Buy this Book
Issue September 2023
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller


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