Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch

Foxglove-Summer1Two children have gone missing in strange circumstances. Peter must leave London and try help the local police find them before its too late.

This is the latest book in the Peter Grant series. I’m now completely up to date and will have to wait until November (possibly) for the next book. It’s a different change in pace from the other books. The focus is not on the Faceless Man plot, which for the previous three books has dominated. Its like a breather in the series, a chance for the characters and reader to catch their breath after everything which happened in Broken Homes.

Overall its less plot driven. The focus instead is on the characters, and allows for some character development which hasn’t really occurred since the first book. We get to see Peter out on his own, without the support of Nightingale or Lesley to tell him when he is doing something stupid. More is revealed about Peter and his childhood, which appears to have been rather unhappy, providing some explanation to elements of his personality. And while Lesley is gone (I’m still traumatised), Beverley is back (yay). I’m hoping she’ll be sticking around for the next book.

Rating: 4/5


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