Lies Sleeping

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Publisher Description

The seventh book of the bestselling Rivers of London series returns to the adventures of Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, as he solves magical crimes in the city of London.

The Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud, and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring him to justice.

But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that the Faceless Man, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan. A plan that has its roots in London's two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.

To save his beloved city Peter's going to need help from his former best friend and colleague--Lesley May--who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch....

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2018
November 20
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
DAW
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
3
MB

Customer Reviews

Bob-a-job-a-jobbie ,

Another cracking story

Another great story, artfully told. This series keeps on holding your attention from the first to the last page.

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Enjoyable but a bit disappointing…

I have really enjoyed Aaronovich’s books, from the premise to the style to the plot to the humor to the likable and hatable and in-between characters. And I’ve been looking forward to the epic denouement of the storyline of the Faceless Man. Unfortunately this wasn’t epic. Without spoilers, I’ll just say the end was a bit of a let-down. The bad guys didn’t really “lose,” the good guys didn’t really “win,” and the interesting in-between characters just sort of vanished, stage left.

This may be an issue with Aaronovich having trouble with completion. Overall I’ve enjoyed his books, and despite misgivings I read the next one in the series. It was more of the same - fun and funny and it kept me engrossed, but also disappointed at the end (it was a standalone story). It had an intriguing storyline which could have continued to develop, but it just sort of petered out at the end with a dull “thud.” Maybe the price of popularity - his publisher mandated another book, and quick! And Aaronovich pushed one out, but didn’t really have leisure to completely think it through. In any case, I will probably not buy another…unless I do 😉

Pastizzio ,

Sigh

I am not at all unhappy with this book. It was a pleasure to read. What I am unhappy about is that I am now done and have to wait who knows how long for the next installment—or something else by the author. Just when I think he had exhausted all possibilities he comes up with another wonderful twist. Thanks for the read!

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