**** out of 5 *s for #TheAgathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson.
I loved this book, and would’ve given it 5 stars if it hadn’t been for what I felt was a very forced use of Agatha Christie.
This is your basic YA mystery, with the usual and expected cast of high schoolers. Alice Ogilivie, former top of the cool kids clique, disappeared for a while and her disappearance caused her fall from grace at the Castle Cove high school. Nerdy and typically invisible Iris Adams is assigned to tutor her.
Alice’s ex-bff Brooke disappears and when her body is found everyone suspects Brooke’s boyfriend Steve, who had been Alice’s boyfriend.
Solving the mystery becomes paramount for Alice and Iris. And here’s where Alice’s obsession with Agatha Christie comes in. It’s forced and frankly unbelievable. Alice supposedly is intelligent enough to read and understand Christie, but has never heard of some very basic Greek myths.
The book is genuinely very good, and very well written. I do absolutely recommend it. I received a review copy from @netgalley in return for my honest review.