A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder – Shamini Flint

A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder

From the Publisher:

Inspector Singh is in a bad mood. He’s been sent from his home in Singapore to Kuala Lumpur to solve a murder that has him stumped. Chelsea Liew – the famous Singaporean model – is on death row for the murder of her ex-husband. She swears she didn’t do it, he thinks she didn’t do it, but no matter how hard he tries to get to the bottom of things, he still arrives back at the same place – that Chelsea’s husband was shot at point blank range, and that Chelsea had the best motivation to pull the trigger: he was taking her kids away from her. Now Inspector Singh must pull out all the stops to crack a crime that could potentially free a beautiful and innocent woman and reunite a mother with her children. There’s just one problem – the Malaysian police refuse to play ball…

My thoughts:

I’m going to start with the good things: I liked the descriptions.  The author was very good at making the characters and places come alive through his descriptions.  The dialogue was well written also.  However, the story was a bit too convoluted for me.  So many things going on and way too many tangents.  None of the characters were likable, which made it a little hard for me to really care about the story.   I found the ending a little weak too.  Overall, not bad.  I will give the second book in the series a try, just to see how the main character continues to grow, but we’ll see after that.


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