Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a very good mystery/thriller set in London following the investigation of Scotland Yard detectives into the murder of a young medical resident. As they look into the victim’s personal life, another stabbing occurs, putting the City in a panic. This is the 19th book in the series, but can be read as a stand alone. I admit I was a bit lost on most of the character interplay and their personal lives, but there is enough back story that I got the basics of what was going on. Even though I wasn’t familiar with the characters, I still got caught up in what they were going through and liked them.

The writing is well done and the pacing is steady. I was hooked from the start of the book and I was able to read it in two days. The author includes plenty of red herrings that were plausible and it took me a bit to figure out the mystery, which was refreshing. There are so many mysteries out there that are disappointing, so it was wonderful to read one that grabbed my attention and that I really enjoyed.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bibliolifestyle and William Morrow & Company. All opinions are my own.