💖Today’s post is a little book review. I hope you enjoy 💖
Rivers of London was a book I was recommended by my Dad and one that I was sceptical of reading. As someone who has an unhealthy addiction to Sherlock Holmes this book is of a similar genre but I tend to avoid books that are close to it.
Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he’ll face is a paper cut. But Peter’s prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter’s ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.
However, I stand corrected. Although I am yet to buy a physical copy of this novel (I will be in the future) I have started to listen to it on audible and I am hooked.
Not only is it a mystery crime thriller it is also a fantasy book that leads you round the streets of London on the hunt for whatever magical creature is behind the killings.
One of the main reasons I think this book is so brilliant is that the locations it is set in you can visit and they will look the same as described throughout. Give or take a few little changes that have taken place. It is so easy to lose yourself in this book.
It’s set in all the places that I recognise through living in London or just outside of.
The book shows off the works of a truly talented author as it is never boring the scenes being described never drag and honestly you never know what is going to happen next.
10/10 would recommend this to anyone willing to read it.
I feel the lesson to learn here is never to judge a book by its cover. You may just be pleasantly surprised.
Have you read this series? If so what do you think? If not is it a book that you think you would read?