The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
Cheesy, boring, poorly executed. While there is indeed a murder and the identity behind the culprit is, supposedly, a ‘mystery’, The Widows of Malabar Hill struck me as something in the realms of a third-rate period drama. The first part of the novel introduces us to Perveen Mistry, our protagonist, and works to establish the…1910s, 1920s, 2 STARS, 3rd pov, abuse, ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS, Adult, BOOK REVIEW, BOOK REVIEWS, Booklr, British author, cheating, cheesy, courtroom drama, CRIME, divorce/separations, drama, female authors, HISTORICAL FICTION, India, lawyers, lesbian side characters, lgbtq+ side, MARRIAGE, MURDER, murder investigation, murder mystery, My reviews, MYSTERY, Not Like Other Girls, Perveen Mistry, published in 2018, read in 2021, reading, Sujata Massey, The Widows of Malabar Hill, weak prose, widows, zoroastrianism
If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane — book review.
“The trouble with liars, Laurie had decided from much research in the professional field, is they always thought everyone else was less smart than them.” If I Never Met You is the fourth novel I’ve read by Mhairi McFarlane and I’m happy to say that it is my favourite book of hers. McFarlane just keeps…3rd pov, 4.25 stars, Adult, BOOK REVIEW, Booklr, break-ups, cheating, Contemporary, drama, england, fake dating, favourite authors, female authors, friendships, HUMOR, identity, If I Never Met You, lawyers, light reads, LONDON, Mhairi McFarlane, office, published in 2020, re-reads, read in 2020, read in 2021, rom-coms, ROMANCE, scottish british author, uplifting reads, work culture