4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Points victory for Bruno, but not a knockout,
This review is from: Prophecy (Kindle Edition)
This is the second historical crime thriller from SJ Parris, in what is becoming a very competitive genre.
After an ok debut story, the action this time has moved to London, with Bruno out to thwart a possible threat to the Elizabethan throne.
There are plenty of shady characters to suspect and the plot moves along at a reasonable pace. However, Parris loves to include substantial chunks of theory in her novels which adds little to the story. In fact, I got bogged down in these long chapters, feeling such detail took much away from the story which was unfolding before me.
Parris has a long long way to go to reach the standards on Sansom and Clements, but this is a step in the right direction.
A good book, but please lay of the theories in future!