Overall, I thought this was a lovely historical book with a lot of mystery and interesting plot twists. The hero of the book is quite vibrant and gave me a reason to want to keep exploring the depths of London from long ago.
I would have liked to have seen a bit more variation in the choice of adjectives for things, as many were repeatedly used. Still, the writing was solid and the story had a good pace. I enjoyed the descriptions of the city and the actions of the characters matched their personalities.
I really appreciated the way the author pulled the back story into the present time in this book. It was handled so well that everything came out smooth and seamless.
If you are a fan of historical fiction, this one is sure to please you.
This review is based on a complimentary copy from Netgalley and the publisher.