Monday, October 2, 2017

Review: The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.

Title: The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes
Author: David Handler
Publication Date: August 15, 2017
Genre: Mystery
Recommended If You Like: celebrity stories, mysteries about the rich and famous, tough wisecracking protagonists

The Book:

Stewart Hoag ("Hoagy") was once a famous writer, but now is a celebrity ghostwriter. When another once-famous writer seemingly resurfaces, Hoagy is tapped to write the story, but finds himself drawn into a murder mystery.

What I Liked:

Hoagy is a great character, with a great dog, surrounded by a unique and colorful supporting cast. It is easy to differentiate who is who, and to keep track of what is happening.

I really enjoyed the mystery aspect as well. It had a slow buildup that really worked, and a denouncement that was surprising but made sense.

Anything I Didn't Like?

The reveal felt a little rushed with the slow buildup that had preceded it. It still worked, but I would have liked Handler to have spent a little more time on it.


This was a unique, character-driven mystery that I definitely enjoyed.

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