Friday, June 27, 2008

From Wendy

Until It's Over by Nicci French

Looking for a fast paced, interesting mystery - with a surprising ending? Nicci French's British Novel, Until It's Over, is just that. Astrid Bell is a bicycle messenger who keeps ending up around dead bodies. Astrid shares a home with seven other people - some friends, some just acquaintances. The dynamics of this group plays an important part in the mystery. The central question is why are three women murdered and why is Astrid the last person to see them alive? The first two thirds are of the book are written in Astrid's voice while the last third is written in the voice of the killer - but you don't know who that is. I really enjoyed the setting and the characters in this book - I also loved the last third of the book where I really didn't know who the killer was. The description of the murders wasn't over the top so there wasn't a lot of blood (a good thing for me) and I felt like I was riding the roller coaster of Astrid's life a long with her. The book reads quickly and is a great summer escape!


  1. I am looking forward to reading this.
    Your blog is on my blog roll :-)