Strange Things Done by Elle Wild

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Goodreads Summary:As winter closes in and the roads snow over in Dawson City, Yukon, newly arrived journalist Jo Silver investigates the dubious suicide of a local politician and quickly discovers that not everything in the sleepy tourist town is what it seems. Before long, law enforcement begins treating the death as a possible murder and Jo is the prime suspect.

My Rating:4/5 stars

Disclaimer:I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

My Thoughts:

Plot:

Strange Things Done  is set in the north of Canada  in a town called Dawson City. Our main character is the new editor of the local newspaper,but the week that she arrives a local politician  gets murdered  and she is one of the main suspects. Now stuck in a town that believes her to be a murderer, she must try to figure out who the culprit is before it’s too late. Strange Things Done was an engrossing read that kept me hooked until the very end. I found the idea of people trapped in a town at a time where there is chaos and upheaval to be so interesting.Strange Things Done wouldn’t be the book it  is if it weren’t for the setting.The setting enables it to be different from other stories like it. I think this would be a great book  to read in winter as the mood is very dark and mysterious and fitting to winter.

Characters

Our main character Jo is trying to escape her past, as she deals with the scrutiny of the small town citizens.Though her character wasn’t most interesting or unique,she was very strong and she stuck to what she believed in. She believed in the truth and stopped at nothing to figure out who had done it. As the entire town  has turned against her,I found it very easy to sympathize with her.

Other than Jo there weren’t any characters that really stuck out. There was Christoper,a local artist who had been the guy  that Jo had been with the night the person had been murdered.She was just an unremarkable character who was just really unlikeable.Strange Things done was more plot driven than anything.

Writing

Though at first the writing was hard to get into,as the story progresses it began to be easy to read and I was able to go through it fairly quickly.Nothing special,but it very fluid and easy to read.

 

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