December 31, 2018

#BookReview: Lies Sleeping (Rivers of London #7) by Ben Aaronovitch

Title: Lies Sleeping
Series: Rivers of London, #7
Author: Ben Aaronovitch
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Mystery 
Pages: Hardcover430 pages
Pub Date: November 15th 2018
Publisher: Gollancz

Book Source: Publisher
My Rating: 4 Stars
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Synopsis: Join Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, for a brand new case . . .

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud, and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice.

But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan. A plan that has its roots in London’s two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.

To save his beloved city Peter’s going to need help from his former best friend and colleague–Lesley May–who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch . . .

About the Author: Ben Aaronovitch was born in London in 1964 and had the kind of dull routine childhood that drives a man either to drink or to science fiction. He is a screenwriter, with early notable success on BBC's legendary Doctor Who, for which he wrote some episodes now widely regarded as classics, and which even he is quite fond of. After a decade of such work, he decided it was time to show the world what he could really do, and embarked on his first serious original novel. The result is Midnight Riot, the debut adventure of Peter Grant.

My Review:  I think this one would have been a lot better for me if I would have read the other 6 books in the series.  I do think that this story stands well enough on its own that if you don't really care about connections and past events that you would be fine reading it.  For me though I am addicted to reading things in order.  This one was a very nice magical story set in London. I really liked how the author used a real setting and then layed magic over it.  The characters were great and I really could not put this one down.  I will totally have to pick up the other 6 books and read them! 


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