Head in the Box By C.P. Kemabia


Book Description:

Charlie and her roommates along with their friends could have never imagined that, after the birthday party of the night before, their morning would take a twisted turn with a macabre discovery: a box containing the head of a stranger.
Because of their different personalities and also because of another unfortunate event, they can’t decide on the right way to deal with it.
Their disagreement ultimately triggers heated arguments and unsuspected passions. And as the story unfolds, the strain of their situation will take their relationship with one another to the very edge.
Yet most shocking will be the answer to the main question that is on everyone’s mind: who is the man whose head ended up in the box and… who brought the box into their apartment?

My Thoughts:

Head in the Box grabbed my attention not just by the title and the cover of the book but by the blurb also.

I must admit though the actual story itself left me feeling slightly disappointed. It is a relatively short book so maybe best described as a novella at only 141 pages. The storyline is quite a good concept but it felt more like a ‘who dunnit’ yet sounded more like a horror/thriller.

Don’t get me wrong overall the story isn’t actually bad but it just felt more like a modern day Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot where all the culprits are in one room and they are going through the whole of the events to eliminate people and work out who the murderer is, unfortunately it just didn’t grab me as much as an Agatha Christie book would have done.

There are quite a lot of characters in this story but I don’t really feel like I connected with any of them and they didn’t come across as being overly likeable either.

Overall it is an okay read but not one that would ever stand out in my mind after reading it.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Speedy Publishing for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

I have awarded this book 3/5 stars.

Head in the Box is available to purchase from Amazon

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