👩 Lily Adler has just settled in London when, while visiting Lady Wyatt, the new wife of an old family friend, she stumbles into a body. Sir Charles, Lady Wyatt’s husband, is found dead. Everything seems to indicate it was an accident, but Bow Street constable Simon Page suspects foul play. And Lily helps him find evidence that Sir Charles was, indeed, murdered.
❤️ I liked:
👩 Lily. I really enjoyed her character. She is strong and proud and doesn’t like to be reminded of what she is not allowed to do because she is a woman. She is not afraid to stand up to her father, who finds embarrassing her involvement with the police.
✍️ How it’s written. The book is very entertaining, well-written and really easy to follow. It’s a light read, perfect to devour on holiday, on a beach, sipping a cold drink.
👗 The setting. Regency London is very well described: the buildings, the dresses, the streets, the difference between rich and poor… It made the book even more enjoyable.
🔍 The murder mystery. A body is found in the library, and all the most likely culprits have ironclad alibis. As usual, though, nothing is at it seems.
🤔 I wasn’t so sure about:
The whodunit. I realized who the murderer was and why quite soon. This didn’t make the book less enjoyable, but I would have liked a bit more suspense.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5 Silence in the Library is an entertaining cosy murder mystery, with a lovely set of characters and a great setting. If you are looking for an easy read, this is it! Thanks to #netgalley and @crookedlanebooks for the ARC.