Divorce Is Murder by Elka Ray – Book Review

Divorce Is Murder by Elka Ray – Book Review


Toby Wong visits her quiet hometown in British Columbia, where nothing ever happens–until her old high school rival is found murdered. Shortly after returning to her sleepy hometown on Vancouver Island, Chinese-Canadian divorce lawyer Toby Wong runs into Josh Barton, who broke her heart as a teen at summer camp. Now a wealthy entrepreneur, Josh wants to divorce Tonya, the mean girl who made Toby’s life hell all those years ago. 

Not long after Toby takes Josh’s case, Tonya is found murdered. Josh is the prime suspect. Together with her fortune-teller mom and her pregnant best friend, Toby sets out to clear Josh, whom she still has a guilty crush on. While he seems equally smitten, can Toby trust him? The handsome cop charged with finding Tonya’s killer doesn’t think so. Since Tonya stayed in touch with everyone from that lousy summer camp, Toby keeps running into ex-campers she’d rather forget. Could one of Tonya’s catty friends be her killer?

 Are Toby’s old insecurities making her paranoid? Only too late does she realize that she really is in danger.


Toby Young is a lawyer specialising in family law. When her teenage crush, Josh asks her to manage his divorce from Tonya, she is taken back to the trauma of summer at Camp Wikiwakee…..

The bullying by Tonya had long lasting effects, which still causes Toby flashbacks. Against her better judgement, she takes the case and then Tonya goes missing!

When Josh is suspected of murder, Toby has to refer the case to another lawyer….and they start to build a case, can they prove his innocence?

With humour, friendship, intrigue, murder and a whodunnit, this is a clever, twisty cosy crime thriller that is thoroughly entertaining….A perfect summer read.

Thank you to Henry at Crime Wave Press and the author, Elka Ray for the opportunity to read this for free. This is my honest and unbiased review.


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