First, sorry for the lack of reviews lately, I've been in a bit of a reading funk but I'm back on track now!
A few weeks back, I reached out on Twitter for some book recs to help me get out of my reading slump, one of the ladies I've chatted on there for a while recommended this book to me and I'm so glad she did, it's definitely got me out my funk! If you like your supernatural books, you'll love this. Peter Grant is waiting to hear where he will be sent to work in the Met Police. His ultimate fear is being a paper pusher for them and not being out looking into cases. He along with his colleague, Leslie May are both waiting and carrying on with their work while they wait.
When they're out one night around Covent Garden, that is certainly not going to happen when they stumbles across a case rooted in the supernatural and up opens a world they never thought existed. Together, Leslie, Peter and Nightingale (Peter's senior officer) look into this and find a world involving magic and ghosts! I absolutely loved the description in this book, it's beautifully written and you can tell the author knows London and as someone who knows London well I could just see the places he was describing.
This tale is so well told and woven and kept me guessing until the very end. It did take me a while to get into though, and I really did struggle at the start but it just clicked and I had to keep going! Those of you who know the story of Punch and Judy will love part of the storyline, I was a huge fan of them as a kid and loved reading their story being acted out.
I also loved the storyline revolving around the Thames and the idea of a Mother and Father of the Thames. It was a great read!
I don't want to say too much about the plot because I think it'll ruin the book but go in with an open mind and you will be blown away. Especially if you're a fan of the supernatural.