Reviewed by Bennet Owuonda, Chief
Dance of the Monkeys, was Nuria Book of the month February read
The story revolves around a pre-wedding party, where the engagement party turns deadly when Mwende, the bride to be is poisoned, and we have to see Wanjiru Mdaku come up with her investigative skills to hunt down the suspect before things get out of hand.
The night of the event should be colorful as expected of all new engagements, but the question is being are they ready to have peace when the family is full of scandals that is based in the common neighborhood of Nairobi city.
Mwende, is the daughter of a tycoon who took the name; Al Capone as his real name, in solving the mystery finds it hard because she finds herself navigating treacherous waters of Lamu drug world, county mafia, political rivalries and a well-connected mega church.
The various love triangles and catty infighting also drown out Kimeria’s attempted socio-political commentary, which would have added welcome substance if it hadn’t been mostly shoehorned into the end. As a Kenyan you will clearly relate to this book as most of the stories revolve around the events in our families and also the scandalous events that we see with in Nairobi.
The choice of narration seemed to contribute to this story’s lack of depth. Detective Wanjiru Mdaku predominately narrates from a first-person perspective, interspersed occasionally with chapters about other characters, written in the third-person, making the story even more interesting
As a lover of novels this is a highyly recommended book that will keep you awake as you turn pages, to see what next, hoping for a second one in the series.
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