Thursday, 29 November 2018

Book Review - Adorable Fat Girl and the Mysterious Invitation by Bernice Bloom

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Title: Adorable Fat Girl and the Mysterious Invitation
Author: Bernice Bloom
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Author supplied copy
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 12th November 2018
Rating: 5 Stars

BOOK NINE in the series - Mary Brown receives an invitation to a funeral. But she has absolutely no idea who the deceased is. She’s told that he invited her on his deathbed, and he’s very keen for her to attend, so she heads off to a dilapidated old farm house in a remote part of Wales. When she gets there she discovers that only five other people have been invited to the funeral. None of them know who he is either.

Then they are told that they have 20 hours to work out why they have been invited in order to inherit a million pounds..

Who is this guy and why are they there? And what of the ghostly goings on in the ancient old building?
Featuring Mary Brown, star of the Adorable Fat Girl series of books, in her greatest adventure yet.

I'm so happy that earlier this year I discovered this fabulous series, as this latest instalment is fabulous. 

This is one of the most unlikely mystery circumstances I have come across. I loved it. 

Let's face its its not often you get six people all invited to a funeral, where none of them has ever heard of the deceased, nor to do they know of their connection to him or each other.  Much less given 24 hours to try and work it out, while put up in a hotel in the depths of Wales! 

But that is exactly what happens in this book and Mary is one of the chosen ones.   Interlinked with the chapters about this motley group of strangers, we get a far more serious story, that is told in short instalments - and even that it takes a long while to get any sort of connection to what is happening. 

I found the sections in the past fascinating, and also at times a bit harrowing as just what went on, but it also sounded quite realistic and clearly had been researched.  

There are many funny moments and Mary is still as food obsessed as ever. But yet this can easily be read as s standalone, there are nods to some of the other books but even the ones I hadn't read I didn't feel it was an issue.   

This is just one mad cap 24 hours in Wales with an interesting mystery and a bit of a surprise too.  And based on the the notes at the end of the book, there will be more from all the others invited to the funeral with Mary in a future book which I can't wait to read! 

Thank you to Bernice Bloom for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

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