Book Review: The Sleuth of Blackfriars Lane

Book Review: The Sleuth of Blackfriars Lane

About The Book:

Wife. Mother. Homemaker. Detective. Kit Forge wears many hats, and if that’s not enough, she’s partnered with her father to open a new detective agency. It’s hard to be all things to all people, but Kit never shies away from the impossible. Despite her hard work and good intentions, some things fall through the cracks.

Namely, her husband.

But Jackson barely notices. He’s too busy putting out his own fires. As the new chief inspector of a busy London station, he must salvage the disaster left behind by the former police chief—an obstacle made all the harder when the superintendent breathes an ultimatum down his neck.

Against her father’s advice, Kit takes on a case involving a missing child, one in which she and Jackson become a little too emotionally involved. . .and end up endangering their own little girl in the process.

Can Kit and Jackson learn that just because they can say yes doesn’t mean they should?

My Thoughts:

First, let me say that overall I liked the book. Second, I need to say that in this third installment of the series Kit began to annoy me. She made so many decisions in book two that put her relationships in jeopardy and I thought she had learned her lesson. But she is infinitely human and, despite her brilliance in solving crimes, she charged right back into the mess of ignoring other people’s advice, wisdom and partnership. I do think she learned some lessons in this book…hopefully.

That said, the story was creative and engaging. As a mystery to unravel it was everything you could hope for. It was a fitting end to a well told tale and my irritation with Kit’s character is entirely my own.

I received a free galley of this book and in exchange I am giving you my honest opinion.