A Review of MURDER AT MACBETH by Samantha Goodwin

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MURDER AT MACBETH is Samantha Goodwin’s first mystery novel. The novel will be published on May 17th 2019 by Amazon Digital Services.

When a real knife is substituted for a prop knife, an actress playing Lady Macbeth accidentally stabs herself on stage on opening night. While Nikki Gowon clings to life in a London hospital, Detective Inspector Finley Robson and partner, Detective Sergeant Nadia Zahra, investigate her director and her six co-stars. Everyone has a reason to have wanted Nikki dead, but only one of them is responsible for switching the knives.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading MURDER AT MACBETH, and the novel kept me guessing until the end. Yes, I had a strong suspicion of the killer’s identity. But, since all six of the other suspects had a reasonable motive, I was not positive I was correct until the killer’s identity was revealed. Goodwin delivered with a lot of twists and turns. I also enjoyed the way she told the story from the perspective of multiple characters – including Detective Inspector Robson, the victim, and all of the suspects. The reader gets to see the victim through all of the suspect’s eyes, and we get to go inside the suspects’ heads and see why each of them had motive. I look forward to more novels from Goodwin – especially ones that feature the brilliant but barely functioning Robson.