Top critical review
An interesting and enjoyable read peppered aplenty with archaic grimness
24 January 2019
Would give it 3.5 stars if possible.
A competently crafted story about a thief taker and his quarry (look it up on Wikipedia) set in a believably grim and realistic 17th century London. The story is compelling and interesting enough to read in a few sittings and I liked the main character and his various acquaintances. A bit of light humour in places helped to balance what could have been a dark and depressing setting.
Whilst relying a bit too much on happenstance for the plot, it was an entertaining read overall and I would certainly consider reading more in the series.