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Doesn't ring true,
This review is from: The Yard: Scotland Yard Murder Squad Book 1 (Hardcover)
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I'm afraid I didn't enjoy this novel at all. By p.100 I was struggling and by 200 close to giving up, which is highly unusual for me. It's very dialogue-driven which is OK to an extent though that means a certain lacking in place and atmosphere, and not helped in the least by Americanisms such as 'train station' 'pardon me?' 'barkeep' and many more - this in 1890s London? And a Welsh mining village named 'Collier' - oh dear, that put me off I'm afraid. And I didn't feel the characters rang true either. I like novels about Victorian Britain, the early police set-up and even Jack the Ripper but I did not like this one at all. Future blockbuster it ain't.