Many thanks to the publishers Masobebooks for an ARC of this book. Getting into this book, I had zero expectations from this author since it is a debut and not my usual genre.
‘What Happened To Janet Uzor?’ is a Young Adult mystery novel centered around the “mysterious” death of Janet Uzor. Her best friends Ebere and Pamela suspect Janet was murdered and worst of all that the killer is still on the loose. When Pamela starts receiving strange letters threatening her life, they put Pamela’s on/off boyfriend Eche and another classmate, Daniel in the loop for help. The four friends are now on a mission to find out who the culprit is and if possible stop him from doing any more harm.
This was such a pleasant surprise. I started reading this book and immediately got hooked. It is something you can read in one sitting even if it is not a short book, it was that good. For someone who is not a huge fan of YA novels, I was captivated and invested in the story. Perhaps, the fact that it was set in Port Harcourt (where I was born and raised) made the experience better with all the familiar names and places. This story was very well written with so many twists and turns that kept me guessing until the end which I think was the main thing for me. It is refreshing to read books especially mystery stories where you can not easily guess what is going to happen next. The characters were also relatable especially Ebere because of her strong spirit and courage. For a debut, this is such a bang and I will be looking out for this author in the future because I will definitely put my money on whatever she will write again.
Although this is a YA mystery novel, people of all ages can read and enjoy this story. I highly recommend.
Rating: 5 Stars
Expected Publication: February 24th, 2022 by Masobe
Miracle Emeka-Nkwor was born and raised in the Garden city, Port Harcourt. She is a graduate of Biochemistry from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and has always likened herself to an overflowing drum of creativity. When she isn’t sketching designs, drafting patterns and bent over a sewing machine, her nose is buried in the pages of a good book.
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