Posted in Domestic Fiction, Mystery

Don’t Miss: Remarkably Bright Creatures

When an animal is your most trusted confidante, all your secrets are safe.

Needing something to keep her busy after her husband died, Tova Sullivan took a job working the night shift at Sowell Bay Aquarium. One night while cleaning, she encounters Marcellus, a Pacific Octupus. Only he’s not in his tank. Instead, he’s tangled in cords in the staff break room. This begins an unlikely friendship between the two, and Marcellus is determined to help Tova learn what happened the night her son disappeared.

💭 This was 1000% a Bookstagram Made Me Do It and I am so happy I was influenced. I was so charmed by both Tova and Marcellus from the very beginning.

When we meet Cameron and start learning his story, it took me awhile to adapt to his voice and how he ties in with the rest of the story. Quite frankly, at first I resented the time away from Marcellus that I had to spend reading about Cameron.

However, as we learned more of Cameron’s story, I began to run theories on how he was connected. It kept me reading and guessing!

My only real complaint is there wasn’t enough Marcellus! I can’t wait to read more from this author if all the stories are as charming as this one.