Review| The Night in Question – Kathleen Glasgow & Liz Lawson

Last year I read The Agathas and thought it was a great start to a new mystery series. The sequel, The Night in Question, was an anticipated release of mine, because I was curious to see what this crime solving duo would do next. So I was really excited when I received an eARC to read and review. It took me a little longer that I liked before I finally read The Night in Question, but today I’m going to tell you about the book and what I thought!

A big thanks to Netgalley and Delacorte Press for providing me with an eARC to read and review. This doesn’t influence my opinion in any way.

How do you solve a murder? Follow the lessons of the master—Agatha Christie! Iris and Alice find themselves in the middle of another Castle Cove mystery in the sequel to New York Times bestseller The Agathas, by powerhouse authors Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson.

Alice Ogilvie and Iris Adams became the talk of Castle Cove when they cracked the biggest case of the fall: the death of Brooke Donovan. Together, the Agathas put Brooke’s killer away for good, and since then things around town have been almost back to normal. Quiet, even.

But if Alice and Iris know anything, it’s that sometimes quiet is just the calm before the storm. The truth is, Brooke’s disappearance wasn’t the first mystery to rock Castle Cove, and it won’t be the last. So when their school dance at the infamous Levy Castle—the site of film starlet Mona Moody’s unsolved death back in the 1940s—is interrupted by a violent assault, Iris and Alice pull out their murder boards and get back to work.

To understand the present, sometimes you need to look into the past. And if the Agathas want a chance at solving their new case, that’s exactly where they’ll need to start digging. Only, what they uncover might very well kill them.


“This is so Agatha Christie: a secret passage, a hidden staircase, sneaking around in the dark with a storm raging outside. A shiver of pleasure runs through me.”

The Night in Question takes place a few months after the crime that took place in The Agathas was solved. This time we start off at a Sadie Hawkins’ Dance at Castle Levy. Of course, it’s stormy outside and things get tense quickly. One of Alice and Iris’ classmates is assaulted and ends up in a coma. They did see their classmate standing over her with the weapon that was used, but that’s too simple of course. I loved that we started this book off on a dark and rainy night.

Alice and Iris have a feeling things don’t feel right and they don’t think Helen was the one that was behind hurting Rebecca. This was such an entertaining mystery, because this also uncovered a lot of town secrets and what happened to the film starlet Mona Moody. I love that this was intertwined with everything happening in the present.

This crime solving duo couldn’t be more different, but they’re also more alike than they seem. The friendship they’ve formed is something both of them really need in their own way. I love their group of friends and how all of them participate in their own way. Alice and Iris also go through some character growth in this one and it definitely added an extra emotional element to The Night in Question.

I haven’t personally read any Agatha Christie novels yet, but I love the quotes from different things at the start of each chapters and how both girls talk about these stories throughout the book. All in all, I enjoyed The Night in Question a lot and I hope this author duo brings us more cases.

I’m not sure if we’ll be getting another book in The Agathas series, but I do hope we do! I’ve definitely come to love these characters. Have you read any good thrillers or mysteries lately? Let me know in the comments! I’m always looking for more recommendations.

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