Good afternoon, Arrowheads! As you know, we’re due for another book review today! 😛 Today’s review is for a debut novel I’ve been itching to read since I first learned about it on Goodreads: London in the Dark by Victoria Lynn. After reading The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill, learning London in the Dark was also a mix of historical fiction and mystery made me crave more from the genre. So, without further ado, let’s visit 1910s London!
The other reviews praising London in the Dark are well-deserved, as the author has constructed a beautifully crafted debut novel. The introduction was my favorite part of the novel, though it was also heart-wrenching! 😦 Victoria Lynn has a gift for writing backstories for characters without being too revealing and spoiling the mystery. The villains in the novel were believable, and I feel that the author’s idea for the villains’ agendas were interesting, especially for the time period the novel was set in.
Out of all the characters, Olivia and Dudley are my favorite. Cyril comes off as a jerk at first, but his character arc turns out to be a powerful change. Also, I just want to gush over how cute Olivia’s name is: Olivia Larkin is an adorable combination! 😊 The advocacy of family/sibling relationships in this novel is admirable as well, and I feel this message needs to be bolder in books these days! And the cover! Gah, it’s beautiful and completely captures the essence of the novel. ❤
My overall rating for London in the Dark is ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/five stars. I’m looking forward for the next installment of the Light of London series, Shadows in London!
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