I love murder mysteries, I love murder
mysteries, I love murder mysteries!
Murder / crime books always have their
readers on their toes, anticipating what will come next as they flip to
the next page with eager fingers. That's just what Brian Bandell has
accomplished with his novel, Mute.
Like most mystery novels, Mute slowly eases
you into its plot and introduction of the main characters like a child
testing the waters of a swimming pool with their toes. But quickly, the
plot escalates and things begin to get real. Someone is stalking the
lagoons of Brevard County, Florida and neatly decapitating innocent
victims with unnatural precision.
At the latest lagoon crime scene, two bodies
are found (a man and a woman)...a far bit away from their heads, and the
only person to have witnessed a thing is their eight year-old daughter,
Mariella, who won't speak a word.
Now Monique "Moni" Williams has taken the
child under her wing, hoping that Mariella will open up and help them
catch this heartless killer.
But the process may not be as easy as it
I've got to tell you, this book had my heart
racing! There was so much going on, there was never a dull moment. Mute
was also beautifully written and incredibly easy to get sucked into. As I
read it, I kept thinking, "I could see this going where Gone Girl is now"
I wish there were more to Moni and Mariella's
story, but honestly with the way it ended, I don't think Brian Bandell
could have wrapped up the story any more beautifully than he did.
If you're looking for a good suspenseful
novel with a twist that'll knock your socks off, pick up a copy of Mute.