Review: Running Girl by Simon Mason

Running Girunning-girlrl by Simon Mason
Crime, Mystery
Published by: David Fickling Books
Pages: 443
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★★.5
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

‘Running Girl’ is a mystery, the first in a series. Garvie Smith is the boy genius, who is the 21st Century male counterpart to Nancy Drew, and has the knowledge and expertise to solve it.
I watch, and occasionally read, a lot of detective crime dramas, so I was the perfect target audience for a book like this. It was jam packed with clues and plot twists that had me second guessing until the final reveal. However, my education of crime drama plots helped me make a wild guess to the murderer in the first fifty pages, which turned out to be correct in the end. If Inspector Morse has taught me anything, it’s: always expect the unexpected, and everything is relevant.
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