The Whitby Murders by J.R. Ellis

 When a group of friends play at being Goths and visit an escape room in the stunning Yorkshire town of Whitby they have a horrifying night, which leaves one of them dead and leads another to commit suicide. Is this murder really what it seems, though?

Luckily, one of the friends, Louise, has a father who is a police officer who thinks that there is more to the case. He investigates together with other police officers, including the sympathetic Stephanie, who is friendly with Louise. His investigation takes him from Yorkshire to Leeds to London, on a trail involving several red herrings and odd characters...It helps if you have read Dracula, though! I have read Frankenstein, but not Dracula.

An exciting story, engaging characters, vivid descriptions of the dramatic Yorkshire scenery and allusions to Dracula kept me reading  late into the night. It was hard to guess the conclusion! I will definitely read more of J.R. Ellis's books!

I received this free ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review.



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