The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J. Harris
Whatever happens, don’t tell anyone what you did to Bee Larkham…
Jasper is not ordinary. In fact, he would say he is extraordinary…
Synaesthesia paints the sounds of his world in a kaleidoscope of colours that no one else can see. But on Friday, he discovered a new colour – the colour of murder.
He’s sure something has happened to his neighbour, Bee Larkham, but no-one else seems to be taking it as seriously as they should be. The knife and the screams are all mixed up in his head and he’s scared that he can’t quite remember anything clearly.
But where is Bee? Why hasn’t she come home yet? Jasper must uncover the truth about that night – including his own role in what happened…
What a unique read. Perfect for those stormy summer nights.
Our protagonist, Jasper is a bit off the rails. Chaos follows him. Jasper’s neighborhood has become chaotic since Bee Larkham moved back home. Jasper, however, is thrilled to meet Bee.
Bee’s “color” is sky blue, the closest color to the cobalt blue Jasper has visualized and artistically rendered to represent his mother. Jasper begrudgingly agrees to deliver notes for Bee in exchange for viewing rights from her bedroom window while she gives music lessons. Using his binoculars, Jasper can get a close and unobstructed view of the parakeets in Bee’s oak tree. Strange things occur. A music student files charges against Bee. Bee goes missing! There can be terrible colors in the world. Jasper is unsettled by color he cannot understand-the color of murder.
“The Color of Bee Larkham’s Murder” by Sarah J. Harris is a unique, engrossing mystery. Author Harris has created a tome with many twists and turns, and with great sensitivity, in sharing Jasper Wishart’s struggle, within his limited frame of reference, to help unravel the mystery. Kudos to Harris for a superb five star read.