Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Devil's Workshop (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad, #3)The Devil's Workshop by Alex Grecian (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad #3)
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Genre: Mystery/Historical Fiction

So book three starts out with an almost unreadable account from a man who is being held against his will and who is being systematically tortured. A few pages into the book I then realized who he was and that he deserves this torture, but it didn’t take away from those first few chapters of that sick feeling in my stomach and the unbelievable anguish I felt for this person. So that was literally the best part of the book, I was disappointed in this installment in this series because it just seemed a huge hot mess of horrendous criminals walking about trying desperately not to get caught after their prison escape while all the while they are trying to commit more horrendous crimes.

Cinderhouse, our evil police killer from the first book makes a reappearance in this installment and of course he is all bent out of shape and is looking for revenge against Inspector Day for catching him and putting him in prison. The Harvest Man, whom we will be introduced to more thoroughly in the next book is also one of the escapees, but other than that most of the other escapees are just minor characters in the story.

The chase to find these criminals lends lots of fast paced action to this book, but I just was not feeling this one there just seemed to be something off about it. Maybe it was Jack and the whole back and forth thing with him and Cinderhouse, but I just didn’t get into this one as much as the others. Now don’t get me wrong I did enjoy the book I just didn’t devour it like I did the other books in the series.

Definitely worth the read as a part of the series, but as a read alone I probably wouldn't have even bothered to read it.

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