53153603._SX318_SY475_From Goodreads: “IT WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO BE MURDER . . .
Pensioner Felix Pink is about to find out that it’s never too late . . . for life to go horribly wrong. When Felix lets himself in to Number 3 Black Lane, he’s there to perform an act of kindness and charity: to keep a dying man company as he takes his final breath . . . But just fifteen minutes later Felix is on the run from the police – after making the biggest mistake of his life. Now his routine world is turned upside down as he tries to discover what went wrong, while staying one step ahead of the law. Exit is the heart-pounding, heart-breaking, and often hilarious new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Belinda Bauer.”


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My Review

I enjoyed this quirky crime novel by Belinda Bauer. It’s  my second outing with the author, having loved The Beautiful Dead and enjoyed Snap.

As the above synopsis mentions it’s about Felix Pink who’s life turns unexpectedly upside down when he is involved in an accidental murder. Felix a mild mannered widower in his 70s is the last person you’d expect to be involved in something so nefarious. He’s very shocked by what has happened, and resolves to sort it all out, even if that involves handing himself into the police.

I’m not going to tell you any more about the plot except to say that it’s very funny in places and intricately plotted. Oh yes and there’s a dog called Mabel and a cat called Buttons and a lovely neighbour called Miss Knott.

I loved the way the author weaved the plot and characters together, making the big reveal a satisfying aha moment for me! I definitely recommend this one if you enjoy character driven crime novels, with laugh out loud moments.

Thanks so much to NetGalley and Bantam Press for my digital copy.