Author: Mur Lafferty
Released: October 4, 2022
Wait, what? Is this seriously a book that combines classic mystery tropes with science-fiction elements? Sign me up! Station Eternity, written by Mur Lafferty, is a book that I never knew I needed in my life. And now I want more.
Mallory Viridian has always been surrounded by death and murders. That’s no exaggeration. Everywhere she goes, somebody dies – leaving poor Mallory to solve the crime before fingers get pointed her way.
To escape this unending cycle, Mallory found a way off the planet. She’s so far away from humanity that there should theoretically be no more risk of murder, right? Wrong. Something big is about to happen, and Mallory will quickly find herself surrounded by the deaths of aliens and humans. She will have to solve the case before all hope is lost.
Huh. So Station Eternity is basically Murder, She Wrote in space – with a few twists. In other words, this book is EXACTLY what I’ve always been looking for. I just didn’t know it. We have one character, Mallory, who always finds herself in the heart of every local murder case (sound familiar) – even when those murders happen off-world.
I love the idea of merging this trope with science-fiction elements. It’s so much fun. That probably made me slightly biased in favor of Station Eternity because I love that concept. But I still enjoy the read!
Station Eternity is a complex read with two primary perspectives (Mallory and another human). As we near the story’s climax, other perspectives begin to take over, making things a bit more complicated. It just shows how complex murder on a space station would be! But seriously, while these perspectives were interesting, I’m not 100% certain that they were all needed.
All things said and done; I found Station Eternity to be a fun and compelling read. And I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m hoping this novel will turn into a series (hey, there’s hope!). I would absolutely read another adventure centered around Mallory.
Thanks to Ace and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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