Earlier this year, I read Brendan Slocumb’s first novel, “The Violin Conspiracy,” and was blown away by its authenticity and power. Slocumb himself is a POC and classical musician, and the book was very much inspired by his own experiences and coming-of-age. He excels at writing about music in a way that makes it come alive even for the non-musical like me.
I eagerly awaited his recently released second book, “Symphony of Secrets.” It is similar in theme (exploring race and the classical music world) but seems less directly personal to Slocumb. I was still drawn in by the mystery, characters, and tension and would certainly recommend it. I’ll be excited to see where Slocumb’s talents take us next.
Three words that describe this book: Mystery, music, race
You might want to pick this book up if: You want something a bit different from your standard mystery/thriller that challenges and inspires but still entertains.
This reader review was submitted as part of Adult Summer Reading. We will continue to share reviews throughout the year.