More, please. More, more, more. I just love me some Peter Grant. And fair warning to the reader who may be interested in this series: this book, Broken Homes, which is Book 4 of the “Rivers of London” series, isn’t the strongest of the bunch. But it’s still a delight and a treat, and I will fight anyone who isn’t a fan.
Listen, I have five more “Dark Tower” books to read in the next five weeks, but I still just checked out Foxglove Summer (Book 5 of “Rivers of London”) from the library, and investigated the graphic novel series which follows it. Because the cliffhanger at the end of Broken Homes has got. me. on. the. hook. I am invested, and I need answers.
When I say that this isn’t the strongest of the bunch, what I mean is that there were times when I lost track of the various threads that Aaronovitch was working overtime to track. This is the shortest book in the series so far, but has the most complicated plot. In addition to following all of the characters previously introduced, he also generates three separate crimes that are likely related but which our heroes and the Metropolitan Police in general all have to investigate independently until they all do get connected at the end.
There are a number of open threads at the end of book, which is not an issue for me. Aaronovitch seems quite confident about having the luxury of the serial form to eventually wrap things up. The tone is consistent and still beyond delightful. My only regret remains that that I didn’t find these sooner.