Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge, a review by Shelley

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Spencer Quinn

Tor Publishing Group | Forge Books
Publication Date: July 25th, 2023
304 Pages
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I’m not really one for cozy mysteries but 2023 is my reading year of thinking outside the box. I am so glad that was one of my reading resolutions as I have found so many books I otherwise wouldn’t have enjoyed and Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge was such a treat! Don’t let her seventy-two years fool you, she is a force to be reckoned with, Loretta Plansky is just like my grandmother was, very feisty and it was so refreshing to have a heroine who is older in years. I loved Loretta and (most of) the other characters. Not all of them were likeable right away but they eventually won their way into my heart. I loved their internal dialogue (told from the point of view of Mrs. Plansky and Dinu) as it helped me realize what the characters were feeling and it was like I was getting to know them personally.

The storyline itself is very engaging and had me cheering Mrs. Plansky on, it was such a wonderful premise and executed brilliantly. I didn’t like how her children and grandchildren treated her, only reaching out when money was needed but the family dynamics were relatable and true to real life which made this story all the more enjoyable.

What happened to Mrs. Plansky was very convincing…and in fact, it has happened to many seniors in real life. Here in Toronto, it was on the news recently that a poor senior was taken advantage of in this manner. The book had me feeling many emotions because it was scary, made me angry and had me laughing all at the same time. I understand this is going to become a series and I cannot wait to see what happens next…That’s the best compliment I can give.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advance Readers Copy.

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