Kincaid is not liking his new position in unfamiliar surroundings and neither is he entirely enjoying his new team ( was it a demotion from Scotland Yard? ). A bombing, an act of terror or not and an undercover policeman are the key components of this novel. Kincaid and Gemma's relationship continues to be developed as they give insights into their respective cases. Their friends and family life plays its appropriate and usual role. A good solid enjoyable read.
The murder is resolved but Kincaid's future may become a dangerous one (resolved in the next novel, hopefully.
I really struggled to get through this book. In fact, I originally gave up after just a few chapters. But I decided to start reading it again after I saw that it received good reviews. After finishing it, I wish I had not wasted my time.
I found the characters unlikable and the story uninteresting. I think the most riveting part of the book was finding out who would end up with one of the kittens belonging to the stray cat!
The ending seemed set up for a sequel...one that I definitely won't be reading.
From start to finish Crombie presents an intriguing tale of a bombing in a train station with seamless transition between storyline, police procedures, characters and overall flow. Utilizing the talents of her traditional crime solvers, Duncan Kincaid, Gemma James Kincaid, Doug Cullen and Melody Talbot a train station bombing is solved. The story had well thought out premises, and solutions with suspense, nearly non-stop action. and a very good read. That being said, was unsure of her injecting prejudice, and racism into the story via Jasmine Sidana a DI that reported to Duncan Kincaid.
Lastly not enough kudos have been given Crombie for the pictorial maps in her books, which involve the reader and enhance the storyline, giving depth and meaning to location, location, location.
Another great book in the Kincaid/James series.
Another good read from Crombie with a bombing at St Pancras station. The backstory - the personal lives of Duncan and Gemma- just as interesting. How can you go wrong with kittens?
Unfinished threads is an understatement. I could not believe the ending because there was no ending. I thought my copy was defective, truly. And I needn't add that Crombie is by far my favorite mystery writer and I have read all of her Kincaid and James books. This was a very superior read until it just stopped!!!
Family matters take a backseat in this installment in the Kincaid/James series. As Duncan get aclimated to his new position and staff, still nothing is revealed as to why he was transfered. Also, not much emotional stuff with the side characters except a bit about Melody. Most of the plot revolves around an incident in St Pancras station. All-in-all an ok police procedural. One thing I liked was that Crombie backed off a bit in her London travelogue. It ends with a bit of foreshadowing. Almost a cliff-hanger.
Crombie just gets better and better. This is the best book in an excellent series. As she adds more interesting characters, her books allow for a richer and more complex and intricate plot. Police procedurals rarely involve familes and children but Crombie enhances her books by illustrating how frustrating yet rewarding they can make the job of policing..
Another excellent entry into the Kincaid/James series. While previous books have sometimes felt as though the mystery needing to be solved takes turns between our two detectives, the beautiful way the two separate police procedural storylines weave amongst each other in this is so welcome and most satisfying. On top of having not one, but two interesting mysteries to puzzle out, the way in which Crombie gives the perfect amount of face time to all of the beloved characters -- new and old -- in the series is also a wonderful treat for the reader, as we see relationships grow and deepen and get a look into the charming and very real household of Gemma and Duncan. There are many unfinished threads in TO DWELL IN DARKNESS, and I eagerly await the next one.
Book will not be published until Sept. 23, 2014. That is why it is on order.
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