The Crow Family saga continues immediately after Lydia’s arrest at the end of book four. The price to be paid is a high one and Lydia has to consent to be pulled into official Crow family business by her uncle Charlie. Something that her parents had desperately tried to keep her away from. Charlie’s methods and practices are becoming increasingly extreme and outlandish – something that Lydia is not at all comfortable with.
In this fourth instalment tensions are brewing between the four magical families of London and a battle is about to begin for control both within the families themselves and for control of London itself. Lydia is trying to remain separate by keeping Crow Investigations going with the help of her live in ghost. Struggling to keep a normal life going it seems to be impossible to keep her relationship going with police officer Fleet and to maintain a life without putting her friends in danger.
If you’ve enjoyed the earlier books in this series this is very much more of the same, learning more about the history of the Pearls and of her own ghost as well as developing her own relationship with her immediate family. I wouldn’t recommend this as a standalone book as you are missing too much of the back story but I would definitely say that it is worth reading them all. If you like the Rivers Of London series you’ll really enjoy these.
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UK Publication date: Jun 17 2020. 356 pages
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