Book Review

Here’s our review of Smothered by M.C. Hall

Date Published: 12-1-17
Publisher: 50/50 Press
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Fifteen years ago, Kitty Holbrooke was set to be the greatest child star since Shirley Temple. Days after completing her debut film, the young girl was kidnapped from her home in the middle of the night. The next day, a rambling ransom note appeared in the family’s mailbox, but as the family scrambled to gather the money, police discovered Kitty’s body. Due to the media circus surrounding the case, changing testimony from key witnesses, and police missteps, lead detective Andrea Bennett was never able to bring Kitty’s killer to justice, and the case that rocked a nation went cold. Today, an online tabloid has uncovered Kitty Holbrooke’s shocking case files including never-before-seen police interviews, confidential emails, secret text messages, and sealed grand jury transcripts. The Internet explodes as fans devour and comment on each piece of new evidence, desperately hoping that they, too, can help solve the mystery. Loosely inspired by the JonBenet Ramsey case, this unique, thrilling mystery is told through police transcripts and documents, and will keep readers guessing until the very end.
Our Thoughts
I had no idea what to expect going into this book because I hadn’t read anything by M. C. Hall before. I do love a good mystery book that will keep me guessing the entire time – and this fit that bill. We went through the entire chain of events starting from day one. The author put an interesting format on the book that actually made it easier to follow and keep up with the story. She took us through twists and turns that were so realistic I had to stop a few times and remind myself that this was a fictional book. If you are a fan of mystery novels then this one should definitely be on your list to read next!
About the Author

M.C. Hall is the pen name of Megan Cassidy Hall. She also writes books for children and young adults under the name Megan E. Cassidy. In addition to writing, Megan works as an English professor teaching a variety of courses including Creative Writing and Children and Young Adult Literature. Megan’s previous novels include Always, Jessie and The Misadventures of Marvin Miller. Her poetry and short stories have been featured in numerous publications, and can be found on her website.
In 2016, Megan co-founded 50/50 Press with her husband Stephen Hall. You can visit their website or follow them on Twitter 
Megan is available for book discussions, readings, and signings. Connect with her on Twitter or on Facebook 
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