Our bookseller-selected August Book of the Month is

The Appeal by Janice Hallett


ONE MURDER. FIFTEEN SUSPECTS. CAN YOU UNCOVER THE TRUTH?

There is a mystery to solve in the sleepy town of Lower Lockwood.

It starts with the arrival of two secretive newcomers, and ends with a tragic death. Law students Charlotte and Femi have been assigned to the case. Someone has already been sent to prison for murder, but they suspect that they are innocent.

And that far darker secrets have yet to be revealed… Throughout the amateur dramatics society’s disastrous staging of All My Sons and the shady charity appeal for a little girl’s cancer treatment, the murderer hid in plain sight. Will Charlotte and Femi solve the case? Will you?


An interesting take on the modern crime novel, The Appeal encourages the reader to interact with the novel and try to solve the murder. With multiple twists and turns, this is definitely a fun and engaging pick.