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Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch is the seventh book in the Rivers of London series. I don’t read a lot of fantasy books but my sister turned me onto the series and I’ve become completely hooked. They’re a super fun read with lots of twists and turns to keep things interesting. The main character, Peter Grant, is a Detective Constable but also an apprentice wizard and part of a team that takes care of all of the supernatural crimes that happen in London and the surrounding area.
I’ll argue that the audio books are even better than reading them yourself because Kobna Holdbrook-Smith does such a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life.
If you haven’t read (or listened to) the series, I highly recommend them. There’s also a new book rumored to be coming out soon!
Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run.
Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice.
But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan.
A plan that has its roots in London’s two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.
To save his beloved city Peter’s going to need help from his former best friend and colleague – Lesley May – who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch . . .