I got this audiobook from the library as I thought I should give it a go even though I didn’t really fully enjoy the first book in the series – Rivers of London.
I am glad I did as I enjoyed this one a lot more than the first. I think it was the narrator as he made the character more likeable. He wasn’t great for the female parts as to me they sounded a lot older than they were meant to be. The main female character and love interest was meant to be 30, but to me I pictured at least a 50 year woman, so that was a bit annoying. Otherwise he made the book really interesting.
This books continued to use the geography of London to base the story and I liked it even though I don’t know London that well. I liked that the author had taken the time to show the detail of the world.
The story centred about the jazz scene and that was interesting too. It had history and intrigue, which kept me engaged throughout. There were two story lines or crimes that became linked as the story developed. The story was very dark and creepy at points, but that was nice after reading a lot of young adult fiction lately. There were definitely bits I didn’t feel were necessary, but overall I enjoyed the turns the story took.
I think another thing about enjoying this more as an audiobook because I didn’t get stuck in how long the chapters were. That is something i remember being quite annoying in the last book as I couldn’t just sit and read a chapter, as they were long. But being in the car it wasn’t noticeable.
There is another book in the series so far and I’ll be getting that as a audiobook at some point in the future 🙂