“In the fifth of his bestselling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London – to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can’t take the London out of the copper.
Travelling west with Beverley Brook, Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what’s more all the shops are closed by 4pm …”
This is the 5th book in the Rivers of London series and I am very much getting into the series. It’s quite nice not knowing how long the series will go on for and be able to look forward to a new book every so often.
This book takes the series and characters out of London, but the geography is just as fantastic and the attention to detail is utterly amazing. I like the author’s writing style and although it is descriptive and detailed, it does not waste time or feel like burden to the book. I like to know about the locations as well as the characters and this works here.
The story is an intriguing one and I could not guess where it was headed. I like the characters and the hints and links to the overarching storyline of the series. The plot of the book was great as a single story, but it is the unknown that intrigues me the most.
I can’t wait for the next book in the series to come out!