Review – High-Rise Mystery by Sharna Jackson


Unabridged Audible Audiobook: 6 hrs and 13 mins

Narrated by: Amanda Shodeko

The detective duo everyone is dying to meet!

Summer in London is hot, the hottest on record, and there’s been a murder in THE TRI: the high-rise home to resident know-it-alls, Nik and Norva. Who better to solve the case? Armed with curiosity, home-turf knowledge and unlimited time – until the end of the summer holidays anyway. Goodreads

A year late but better than never

High Rise Mystery by Sharna Jackson was published in April 2019 and I’ve been meaning to read it.  As soon as I conclude that now is the time, the UK is in lockdown (due to the Covid-19 pandemic) and this book isn’t in an e-book format. I didn’t really want to order a book as it wasn’t an essential delivery so I choose the audio version. 

I can say that I’m happy to have made that choice.  The narration was great, Amanda Shodeko sold the story well. It was urban without being street.  Essentially the story and characters were on point.  I didn’t see any stereotypes or caricature.  It was fantastic to see black representation of different types and different situations – parents, siblings, friends, romantic relationships, etc. Yay to the functional versions that we know and love – No deadbeat dad here.  Yes to realistic role models. But back to the story; loved the mystery aspect.

High Rise Mystery  was a deserved winner for my book of the month (April). This detective team comprised of sisters, use their prowess, science and deduction to solve a murder on their housing estate.  These capable young women let the clues solve this mystery. Along the way they find out more about their neighbours and a few surprising secrets about family and friends.  Got to get to the sequel Mic Drop, soon.

4 Stars – Really Liked It

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Reading whenever she can, often to the detriment of sleep. Enjoying most genres with preference for ebooks and audiobooks, mainly for convenience.

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