Series: Midsolar Murders #2
Published by Ace on November 7, 2023
Genres: Mystery, Science fiction
Also by this author: Station Eternity
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Mur Lafferty, hands down, writes the most intriguing closed circle mysteries!
The Midsolar Murder series takes place on a space station populated mostly by aliens with symbiotic relationships with other alien groups. Because humans lack symbiotes, aliens see them as less than.
Murders happened around Mallory with alarming frequency. She’s escaped to a sentient space station to avoid other humans and further murders.
About Chaos Terminal
After revelations about why murders have plagued her for her entire life in the first book, Station Eternity, Mallory thinks she’s out of the investigation game. But those dreams are dashed in CHAOS TERMINAL. A shuttle arrives with human passengers, several with ties to Mallory including her childhood crush and the law officer who hounded Mallory on Earth, suspicious of her proximity to so many murders.
When someone is murdered, Mallory takes up sleuthing again.
My thoughts about Chaos Terminal
As always, Mur Lafferty dazzles with detailed world-building. She’s created an amazing universe with several species of fully realized aliens including their cultures and politics.
While murder is a serious business, she works in touches of humor.
The story is intricately plotted with secondary storylines about the sentient space station and civil war between aliens. The mystery is complex and kept me guessing until the end.
Mallory is a resourceful and resilient character and I enjoyed learning more about her backstory.
Can’t wait to read the next book!
Make sure to read the first book in the series, Station Eternity. Read my thoughts about it.
Thank you, Ace Books for the DRC!