“It’s a police mantra that all members of the public are guilty of something, but some members of the public are more guilty than others”Peter Grant in Broken Homes
Broken Homes is the fourth PC Grant (though I keep calling this series Rivers of London) novel, the next book Foxglove Summer is due sometime soon! Hooray! You can also read my reviews for the first books: Rivers of London/Midnight Riot, Moon over Soho and Whispers Under Ground.
I wanted to read this book for a long time (before it was even published) but unfortunately I had to wait really long before the right edition was published. Right being 19,7 cm tall, so it will fit in nicely with the rest of the series. That looks a lot better on my shelf and seriously, it wasn’t like I didn’t have anything else to read in the mean time and try to easy the pain of waiting…
But I was really glad when at last I could buy my copy of Broken Homes. I really enjoyed the previous books and after visiting London last year, I could only imagine it would be even more fun to read about it now. I was not wrong. It was very nice to be re-united with Peter, Lesley, Dr. Walid, Nightingale and of course Molly (especially liked her Jamie Oliver cooking experiments).
The story itself started a bit slow, I found myself wondering when the main story line would actually start, as it takes some time for things to become clear. In hindsight, this isn’t really a problem, also because the book is filled with British humour and sarcasm (which I also speak fluently of course). Like the other books it never failed to entertain me. The war/investigation against the Faceless Man and his cronies continues…
Broken Homes (Rivers of London/Peter Grant #4) – Ben Aaronovitch
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