I really loved this book! It’s always so great to come across something different and The Big Rewind is like a breath of fresh air!
Described as Raymond Chandler meets Nick Hornby, The Big Rewind plays out like a noir detective story set in hipster Brooklyn. With wry humor and consistently clever plotting, we join Jett Bennett, aspiring music journalist, as she hunts down the person responsible for killing her neighbour. Her main clue? A mix tape posted to the murder victim.
Full of quirky characters, a generous dollop of nostalgia, a dash of romance and a lot of hilariously-cutting commentary on hipster culture – The Big Rewind is pure pleasure to read.
Don’t be fooled by the fun cover art or the short length (under 300 pages). It may look like a light-hearted romp (and it really is a lot of fun), but it’s also a very smart and deftly written murder mystery. And while it may be a quick read, it’s a very satisfying one!
The Big Rewind
by Libby Cudmore
Raymond Chandler meets Nick Hornby in this clever noir romp through hipster Brooklyn as a mysterious mix tape puts a young amateur sleuth on the hunt for a killer – and for the truths hidden within her own heart.
To listen to someone else’s mix tapes is a huge breach of trust. But KitKat was dead…and curiosity got the better of me.
When a mix tape destined for her friend KitKat accidentally arrives in Jett Bennett’s mailbox, she doesn’t think twice about it – even in the age of iTunes and Spotify, the hipster residents of the Barter Street district of Brooklyn are in a constant competition to see who can be the most retro … Read More
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