I devoured this book so quickly, because it had me so absorbed, that I only took one note on my phone about it. “Great example of environment as character.” London itself comes alive in this combination urban fantasy and police procedural that the city is as much a character as Peter, his mentor Nightingale, or river spirit Beverly.

Other than that, it really is hard to be specific about what I loved about this book other than, well, everything. The characters. The action. The mystery, which took some amazing twists and turns. Even the subplots of Peter learning about magic and dealing with the river gods felt as fully realized as the main murder mystery. Nothing dragged, and I was always excited to find out what happened next.

I will definitely be adding this book to my list of genre-blending examples, and I’m excited to add this series to my list of worlds to explore.

Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

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