The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious #2) by Maureen Johnson

“In life, the murderer is anyone. The reasons, the methods, the circumstances – the paths to becoming a murderer are as numerous as the stars.”

The Vanishing Stairย was one of my most anticipated sequels for 2019 after falling absolutely in love withย Truly Deviousย last fall. I was really excited to see what happened after that incredibly rude cliffhanger, and hoped to get more answers in this installment. ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธย I am pleased to say that we got some much-needed answers (& some new questions!), as well as more actual investigating, but overall this one fell into themiddle book syndromeย for me. It was an enjoyable and I will finish the series, but if I am being honest I could have done without the first 40% of this book.

My friendย Hamad @ Book Prescriptionย summed up my feelings pretty well in his review:

“The Vanishing Stair was what I expected it to be; an unnecessary bridge to the third book and this whole series could have been a duology.”

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