I think the narrator holds this back a bit. He. Just. Seems. So. Slow! He picks up a bit in the last quarter or so of the book. I did go ahead and get the second book. Luckily the ones after the second have a different narrator.
Story is good - different, original.
Honestly, I thought this book was ridiculous. It was entirely anachronistic, the author had too many plots happening at once, and the plots themselves made no sense. The characters behaved senselessly, as well. You try to chalk it up to inexperience in criminology, but common sense gets in the way. Very disappointing.
There are several storylines and all of them interesting, but there are a ton of characters and it bogs down every storyline. Plus, do we really need a 20 plus minute narration on the beginning of fingerprint analysis?
No, I was able to put it down and pick it up and put it back down because it drags in many places. Get on with it!
He has a great speaking voice and is able to give each character a distinct personality, which could not have been easy because of all the characters in this book...too many.
This is a series, so I will try the next book and hope it moves along quicker.
Alex Grecian created an unbelievably gripping world that I had no chance of walking away from until the end. Toby Leonard Moore did a remarkable job bringing the story to life. I would recommend this tale of murder and mystery in Victorian London to anyone that likes a good thriller.
This was a gripping book (occasionally predictable), but be warned that it is not for anyone with a weak stomach. I read a lot of mysteries and this is the first time I've seriously considered putting down an interesting story because of the gore. It's too the author's credit his descriptions are so powerful, but I don't think I can move forward with this series.
The reader is excellent and it was easy to know which character was speaking. The story is a bit to long and convoluted for my taste. I got confused with the subplots, but I suspect that is because I sometimes had to stop and start too often and in short sequences.
Good story with all the pieces solved at the end but too long getting there. Trying to weave numerous plots together makes it disjointed especially if you cannot listen to the whole book at one sitting.