Lately, I was a sucker for the good thriller, criminal cases books. And “Then There Were None” came at a very good timing when I was waiting for a new intriguing story.
Many thanks go to the author himself, B.P. Smythe, who was kind enough to send us a copy of his latest book for an honest review.
In a very quiet weekend, this book completed the atmosphere with an interesting criminal case, but with some little minuses, I will tell you about.
Lydia Perkins and her struggle to become famous
Lydia Perkins is an actress who makes desperate efforts to become famous.
Her agent tells her about a new role which could bring her fame, but there are 4 more actresses who part her from the winning.
The author spoils from the very beginning what Lydia will do to her future victims and in which way. She plans to kill every actress, one by one, until she remains the only candidate to the sitcom role.
This part, in which the author reveals Lydia’s plan, somehow disappointed me, because what I really enjoy at criminal books is to discover the murderer or to be in a constant suspense.
But this unusual part of a thriller book compensated with a nice writing style, very easy to follow and to read.
After a divorce and a crime she already committed in the past, Lydia is now more selfish and cruel. Nothing can stop her to get what she wants, by any means.
Some last thoughts about the book
I truly recommend this book to readers who are looking for an easy criminal book. Congrats to the author, thank you for the book and hope to read many other new stories.
Also from the same author, you can find readings like “From a Poison Pen” (humor and macabre tales) or “Sow and You Shall Reap” (horror tale).