I try not to make promises unless I know I can keep them.
For example, I’m not going to promise I’ll stick to a low-carb diet because thaaaat’s…unlikely. At least, right now it is. Talk to me when the pandemic is over and I’m not on the verge of moving house. So when I made a promise to commit to finishing series I had read the first books of, love and still didn’t continue, I meant it.
Thankfully, I’ve managed to keep this promise so far by finishing The Ariona Series by Rachel Pudsey (reviews for book 1 – The Watcher of the Night Sky, book two – The Faelti, and book three – Aaravale all here). But I don’t want to stop there. There are plenty of series I still haven’t finished and really should and I can’t think of anywhere better to start than this:
“London is Lydia Crow’s city so when a man is found hanged under Blackfriars Bridge, she takes it personally.
Driven by her desire to improve her fledgling P.I. skills and an innate sense of justice, Lydia investigates. Even when it seems as if the Silver Family might be involved, Lydia refuses to back down.
The Silver Family, who run the finest law firm in London, have a gift for persuasion. In the Bad Old Days it was said they could make a man jump off a roof by convincing him he could fly. But that’s all in the past… Isn’t it?
Everybody wants something from Lydia: Her Uncle Charlie wants her to join the infamous Family Business, her ghostly flatmate wants her to test her power, DCI Fleet wants a relationship, and the Silver Family want her to keep her nose out.
Trouble is, Lydia has never been much good at taking orders. And London in a heatwave is a dangerous place to be…“
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The first book I ever read by Sarah Painter was The Night Raven, the book that came before this one. Such an addictive read! I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.
This just goes to show how amazing the books are has no bearing on my tendency to abandon series. I’m a magpie that collects shiny things with no regard for order. With a promise made, there’s no better way to carry on my series-finishing streak than the Crow Investigations Series.
This is a darker urban fantasy series and I’m so in the mood for it. As soon as I build up enough of a paperback book budget, I’m buying the set!
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