The Menu by Lorne Oliver is another great mystery involving the Alcrest Siblings!
~~~~Some Spoilers Ahead!~~~~
When Luke Weston disappears from his home, the Alcrest siblings are asked to discretely investigate. Chrysanthemum is on board with the idea, but Spencer, still recovering from the damage of their last adventure, is reluctant to get involved. He is focused on getting the reputation of the Gastropub back up, and he tells Chrys that, since she is not a cop, she shouldn’t get involved. This doesn’t stop her, and she quickly figures out that Luke’s disappearance is a lot more complicated than it seems. This plunges the Alcrests into another mystery that’s full of mistaken identities, a dangerous mob group, and the realization that food isn’t the only thing on the Menu.
Join the Alcrest siblings on another great adventure! This book has all the thrills that we’ve come to expect when Spencer and Chrys are involved, and the twist at the end is just a delightful bonus. The characters are dynamic and work well with each other, the settings and situations are well described, and the dialogue is spot-on. There’s also a few moral dilemmas hidden throughout the story, and you watch the characters grow as they face the challenge of making the right choice.
I don’t really have any technical complaints about this book, save for a few places that may read a bit choppy, and I thought that the whole thing was very well done. I give it a 4 of 5, and I would like to thank the author for providing me a copy in exchange for this honest review. I can’t wait to see what the Alcrest siblings get up to next!
About the Author:
Canada native Lorne Oliver found his writing passion at ten years old. Encouraged by his grade school librarian, Oliver kept is passion alive throughout the years. A chef by trade, Oliver made his debut in 2012 with his book Red Island. Since then, Oliver had written and collaborated on several more books, including Red Serge and The Cistern. For more information about this author and his works, you can visit his Website, his Amazon Page or connect with him on Facebook. The photo came from the author’s website.