cover223315-mediumFrom Goodreads: “It’s the following Thursday. Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He’s made a big mistake, and he needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very real threat to his life. As bodies start piling up, Elizabeth enlists Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron in the hunt for a ruthless murderer. And if they find the diamonds too? Well, wouldn’t that be a bonus? But this time they are up against an enemy who wouldn’t bat an eyelid at knocking off four septuagenarians. Can The Thursday Murder Club find the killer (and the diamonds) before the killer finds them?

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My Review

This was such a brilliant book, even better than book one if that’s possible?! It was so good to be back in the company of Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron, my favourite 80 year olds, apart from family members, of course! I read this one in just over 24 hours, I really didn’t want to put it down, I just needed to read one more chapter!

I found the story was much easier to follow this time, as there didn’t seem to be too many people involved and it was such great fun! The twists were good but not confusing and the dialogue was so witty. I loved the banter between Elizabeth and Joyce, and how Joyce was becoming more independent of Elizabeth, and keeping her own secrets this time!

Just like the first book I kept thinking about who could play the different characters and think Helen Mirren would be brilliant as Elizabeth, with Paul Whitehouse as Ron, and Nick Frost as Chris the DCI. I also thought that Bill Nighy would be brilliant as the former colleague who contacts Elizabeth at the beginning of the book.

I highly recommend this one and cannot wait for Book 3!

Thanks so much to NetGalley and Penguin for my digital copy via the NetGalley app.