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I am still undecided,
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This review is from: The Incendiary's Trail (Paperback)I still cannot make up my mind on this. I would give it two-and-a-half stars if I could. I enjoyed the Victorian language and the author is clearly skilled at using it. I thought the plot was rather thin (and the following isn't a spoiler as it is clear from the outset who the murderer is)... in particular, why would a serial killer risk his life to murder everyone who could reveal his identity - when everyone in London knows who the killer is anyway? However, my main bug-bear with this book is that I like to feel that I can get behind one of the characters and will them to succeed. This didn't really happen and yet the author had every opportunity to do this with the character of Noah. Instead I felt distanced from everyone. I am going to try the second instalment but if it isn't any better than this one, I don't think I will read the third.