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The Color of Bee Larkham’s Murder

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The Color of Bee Larkham’s Murder has been compared to The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Nighttime, one of my most favourite books, ever. I can see why, as this novel is also a mystery with a boy with autism, although instead of Asperger’s, the main character has synesthesia, a condition where he sees colours when he hears sounds. I found this book to have some heavy themes, and at some points it was a little difficult to get through, although I was incredibly busy while reading it so I was easily distracted. I did really enjoy reading the story, and the mystery remained one until the very end, and was fairly satisfying. I loved the character of Jasper and I think the author did a great job of making the right characters likeable.
It’s a fairly quick read and although not necessarily a beach read, it has humour and heart.
4 stars, this book took me almost 5 hours to read. I received an advance reader’s copy from @netgalley and this review is my own.

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