The Appeal by Janice Hallett

The Appeal
.ePUB, 368 pages
Expected Publication: 25 January 2022
By: Atria Books

About The Book:
The Fairway Players, a local theatre group, is in the midst of rehearsals for an Arthur Miller play, when tragedy strikes the family of director Martin Haywood and his wife Helen, the play’s star. Their young granddaughter has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, and with an experimental treatment costing a tremendous sum, their fellow castmates rally to raise the money to give her a chance at survival. But not everybody is convinced of the experimental treatment’s efficacy—nor of the good intentions of those involved. New actress Sam, a former NGO worker, raises doubts. But are her suspicions justified? Or does she have a history with the doctor involved? As tension grows within the community, things come to a shocking head the night of the dress rehearsal. The next day, a dead body is found, and soon, an arrest is made. In the run-up to the trial, two young lawyers sift through the material—emails, messages, letters—with a growing suspicion that a killer may still be on the loose.

My Review:
Oh this book was such a treat and such a fun read. It is 100% an epistolary novel and I loved it. Epistolary novels are a favourite of mine I like the way reading the text messages and emails get you inside the characters heads. The way this one is set up has you reading it as two junior lawyers as they have been asked by their boss to help him to find out who the real killer is as an innocent is in prison. I had no idea whodunit throughout the read and I loved that. 

Janice Hallett is such a talented writer, this book sucked me in right away and I kind of felt like a voyeur while reading it. It also made me feel like I was reading a script for a soap opera, in the very best way. I understand she has another murder mystery that has been recently released The Twyford Code and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.

With many thanks to NetGalley, Janice Hallett and Atria Books for the giving of the ARC.

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