The Friday Edition by Betta Ferrendelli is my first real mystery novel, I listened to the audiobook and wasn’t disappointed in the story one bit.
The main character Samantha Church, is a woman burdened by the heartache and pain of deep emotional scars. The sudden and unexpected death of her sister Robin on Christmas forces her to face her demons.
Loaded with more problems than solutions, more questions than answers and enemies too close for comfort Samantha tries to solve what she believes to be Robins murder while trying to keep herself from unraveling.
This novel is a mystery full of characters with deep emotional scars, some healed, and some raw. I found it interesting how each character dealt with their pain and how integral to the story each characters pain was. It’s a mystery full of characters who have battled or are still battling internal demons. The story made me think of my own emotional scars.
Sam eventually gets herself together enough to finish Robins’s work and solve the mystery of her death. But in the end, there was one question I could not get off my mind. Why did Sam’s ex-husband Johnathan hold so much contempt for her?
That’s one thing I never really got; I didn’t think the drinking was enough. Jonathan seemed to have a strong hate for her and I couldn’t understand why, it’s something that stayed in the back of my mind throughout the entire book.
I speculate that keeping Samantha at arm’s length and encouraging a strained relationship between her and April made him look like more of a model dad and less suspicious.
In the end, I was satisfied with the conclusion. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading. I was able to share a free copy of the audiobook with a friend via audible and she’s enjoying it as well.
The Friday Edition is the first book in the award-winning Samantha Church mystery series and it is available where ever books are sold.
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