inherited enough money from his parents to live a comfortable
life, never mind the fact that he is a successful enough
author. Kyle has lived his life in a simple fashion, a swim in
the morning, some food and sitting in front of the computer.
All that changes when his first love and crush at sixteen
comes back to Steeple Hill, but he’s not alone, Adam brings
home his lover of two years - Brett. Only twenty-one, Brett
causes trouble amongst the artistic circle of Steeple Hill.
But when he shows up dead, Adam and Kyle seem to be the
Sheriff’s number one suspects.
As a chain
of events start unfolding, Kyle makes it his business to find
out what’s been going on. But Adam, who hasn’t grown out of
taking care of the sick sixteen-year-old boy, tries to deter
Kyle from getting hurt. Adam and Kyle try to figure out their
relationship, and also find out who the murderer is in Steeple
describe how beautiful the writing of Murder in Pastel
is. A real mystery buff, this book delivered the genre to
perfection. The story was beautiful in imagery and language,
rich in detail and characterizing. The scattering of witty
humor and sarcasm just made me love this book even more. What
also astounded me about this book was how many layers this
book had, and with all the back story, the suspense,
characterizations and the “who-dun-it” the writing showed no
signs of being hectic and over-run with unnecessary dialogue
or scenery detailing. Everything about this book was perfect.
The author truly understood where he/she was going with this
I also loved
the introduction of high culture into this book. The
characters of this story were mainly artists or knew a great
deal about art, but with high culture comes elitism, and it’s
easy to dislike these qualities. However the author voiced
these characters in a form, where it seemed like they were
educating you. Sometimes in books you get hankered down with
phrases or quotes, names of places or artists, poets or
philosophers and sometimes it comes off - very elitist.
But the author in my opinion didn’t do that, and that’s a
great achievement in my eyes.
In the end I
found Murder in Pastel to be one of the most
intelligent and fascinating book I have read this year. I
highly recommend this book, it gives you everything you want:
Mystery, suspense, romance and heart-tugging emotion.