Book Review: Whodunnit? Murder on Mystery Island

whodunnitI recently finished listening to Whodunnit? Murder or Mystery Island by Anthony E. Zuiker.  It was a book that I was able to download for free from Audible.  I don’t think it is available for free anymore.  The book is pretty suspenseful so I got through it pretty quickly.  The book is set on a beautiful island where guests are celebrating their hard work at a corporate retreat.  Pretty soon the tropical island turns sinister as one by one guests are killed off and each guest must participate in solving the murder in order to not be the killer’s next victim.  In the end the murderer is revealed.  The book is narrated by the butler who seems a little off and for a while I believed may be the murderer even though you are told he is not.

In general, this book was okay.  The mystery keeps you reading as you want to figure out how each person died and you want to know the answer to riddles the murderer leaves for the guest.  The downside of this book is it’s not very believable.  You kind of think, this would never happen is real-life, and for me that makes it a little less enjoyable.  Also, the characters are a little shallow.  All in all, I think it’s worth reading but I’m not sure how much I would pay for this book.  It’s not something you are going to find yourself rereading again and again.

What have you been reading?  I am thinking of starting a book club soon!