"An intense and intriguing crime fiction...
“Manual for a Murder” by Gonçalo JN Dias is a wonderfully written and richly descriptive novel with vividly drawn characters driven by heady and dangerous desires.. The author weaves a well-crafted crime fiction with intriguing twists and turns that will captivate the reader from the first page to the last. Skillfully constructed, it’s a gripping tale that fans of mystery, thriller and suspense will enjoy.
The story had every element a good story should have. A solid plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s an abundance of well-illustrated scenes that make you feel like you are right there in the story, and that’s something I really look for in a good book.
I enjoyed the story, character development, and dialogue. There were plenty of plot twists that I didn’t see coming and that added to the book’s mystique. When I stopped reading to work, I found myself wondering what happened in the book, and replaying parts of the novel in my head to see if I could figure more out. It has been a while since I enjoyed a book this much.
This was a fascinating and captivating read that had me immersed from the beginning. The story flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. There are plenty of attention-grabbing moments in this page turner that will take the reader on a truly fascinating and intense journey. Five stars."