Review: The Scribe by A. A. Chaudhuri
Making it as a lawyer has always been a cutthroat business.
But now that a sadistic serial killer is on the loose the consequences could prove deadly… A killer is targeting former students of The Bloomsbury Academy of Law. The victims – all female – are gruesomely butchered according to a pattern corresponding with the legal syllabus. Even more disconcerting are riddles sent by the killer to investigating officer, Chief Inspector Jake Carver, offering clues as to who is next and where they will die.
Up-and-coming lawyer Madeline Kramer, a former classmate of a number of the slain, soon finds her life turned upside down by the savagery. And when she decides to help Carver track down the killer, she places herself in mortal danger. Can Maddy unscramble the complex riddles, and save her own life and those of others destined to die?
A. A. Chaudhuri’s Ripper-like mystery, The Scribe, throws down a challenge even hardened crime thriller fans will be unable to resist.
I don’t even know where to start with this book. What you think you know, you have no idea. My biggest frustration was that I couldn’t read fast enough because my mind was flipped so many times trying to keep up with the curveballs thrown within the plot. This was definitely a page turner.
The plot I thought was brilliant. You don’t see what’s coming. It was well thought out, meticulous with details, much of that attributed to her experience of being a lawyer. It sort of felt like Jumanji. Every plot twist had the potential to fall but you’re led in another direction that just builds upon each other until everything comes falling down unexpectedly. If this is what the first book of the series brings, I can’t wait to see what’s to come. I have some high expectations for book two. You will not be disappointed. This is one thriller that you will not want to put down. I’d recommend adding this to your TBR.