I love this book. I love all the Carey books but I really really love this one. Finally I feel as though I’ve properly met Elizabeth and it was worth waiting for.
It took time to get through the previous book but I’ve raced through this one in a couple of days. That might be because I’m now in the zone, but I think it was especially easy to read. As always the lesser characters are in danger of stealing the show at times. I am ridiculously happy that Carey now has a dog called Jack.
I am aware that I need to go back and re-read these from the beginning. There are always references back to previous events and I’m now involved enough to want to remember exactly how these worked out.
Dodd is back with Janet and back chasing the Elliotts which is as it should be. Carey is over his toothache although probably not his heartache. And there are a few new characters I’m hoping we’ll see more of.
There are very few series that I don’t eventually get bored with. Elizabeth Peters managed it with Amelia Peabody and Lindsey Davis did it with the Falco books. Needless to say both Ellis Peters and Dorothy Dunnett couldn’t bore anybody. I can’t ever imagine not wanting to read more about Carey and Dodd. And the joy is that I have one more of these to read….