This book is the most recent addition to my collection that I have purchased based solely on CBR reviews. I’ve learned that when a book keeps popping up here, it’s for good reason and y’all can be trusted to recommend some good stuff!
Bellweather Rhapsody is set in an aging hotel in upstate New York during an annual high school music festival. Fifteen years ago there was a murder-suicide in room 712, and this year a girl has gone missing from that same room.
It’s part mystery, part comedy, part coming-of age story. The characters are colourful and complicated – from participants at the festival, to teacher chaperones and instructors, to the girl who witnessed the initial crime and has returned on its anniversary. Racculia alternates between the third person telling of the story from the perspective of several characters which really lets you dive deeper into their thoughts and motivations.
There are a couple fun twists, and while a couple plot resolutions didn’t play out exactly how I would have liked, this was a great read overall.