Pay day can’t come soon enough when you’ve found a book you want to buy, let alone when you’ve found a whole series. My book budget varies from month to month and I try not to blow it all at the beginning. But this month I had to sink some of that budget into Sarah Painter’s Crow Investigations series.
Her books aren’t exactly full-priced at £3.99 each but they can take a good chunk out of a book budget if you’re getting the entire series. For my husband’s benefit, I absolutely did not do that *wink* *wink*.
I’m just about to start book two in this series, Silver Mark after an amazing read of book one, The Night Raven. Figuring that reading book two wasn’t going to be enough, I decided to also get this:
“A cursed Fox. A vengeful Silver. A whole lot of trouble…
Lydia Crow has long suspected there is more beneath London than just trains, but has never been keen to poke around in the dark. But when Paul Fox, powerful member of the Fox Family, blackmails her into taking a case, she has no choice.
Investigating a suspicious death in a disused tunnel of the London Underground for her ex-boyfriend causes friction between her and DCI Fleet – and not the fun kind.
Uncle Charlie is still pressuring her to work for the Family business, her ghostly flatmate is looking for answers about his own demise, and Maria Silver is out for blood. Preferably Lydia’s.”
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This series, judging by The Night Raven, is a deliciously dark one and I still can’t believe it’s taken me this long to continue it. It’s the curse of having too much book choice! Yet, it’s something to feel grateful for.
In the run-up to Halloween, this is a great series to continue. Magic in the big city and mysterious, dark happenings around every corner. It’s not the trick-or-treating kind of read you might pick up this time of year but it’s good for some dark vibes. We certainly need something to make up for the fact that we’re going to be stuck inside watching movies with popcorn for Halloween…wait, what am I complaining about again?
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