A review by mallaidhsomo
Madison Square Murders by C.S. Poe

dark emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes


I LOVED this. The murder mystery was intriguing, but the characters were on point. Ira and Everett's budding relationship was great. I loved their banter and connection. 

The narrative was punchy and addictive. I was sucked in by the first few paragraphs, honestly. Larkin's POV is a fascinating place, and I loved how Poe weaved in how his injury changed who he was, but didn't focus on how that was wrong somehow. 

I thought the subplot with Larkin's husband would bother me, but it didn't. Their marriage is dead by the time the story even begins; it just takes Larkin a bit to realize that.

I can't wait to read the second book. 

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