I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in return for an honest review.
Book to be published 31/03/2017
Finally a book that follows Gabriel! I was always going to love this book and it did not disappoint. The novel follows Gabriel after Liv and Ricky have left for their “one last holiday as a couple” holiday and Gabriel had become bored and restless. The last book ended with Gabriel and Liv on bad terms and this book shadows Gabriel as he tries to mend the bridges, badly.
After a boring few weeks, Patrick, brings to his attention a case of the supernatural kind. A man picks up a hitchhiker and later calls it into the police, apparently not thinking about the repercussions of picking up an attractive younger female in the middle of the night. Gabriel takes the case, originally to impress Liv but, after some digging it appears there is more to the man’s story than meets the eye.
Armstrong delivers again within this novel showing that even switching to different characters within the series she is able to keep the same pace and drive that can be found within her other novels.
While we get glimpses into Gabriel’s mind and deeper character in short bursts within the main novels, it was brilliant to read a novel focusing on him, albeit a short one. We can see in the previous books how much Gabriel feels for Liv but, this novel is able to show us an entire case from his point of view and how he views each situation based predominantly upon Liv.
This novel also showed us another character from the series, Patrick. I’ve been fascinated by him since the first novel and even more so when we learned one of secrets in a previous book. A hobgoblin author who, not only has secrets of his own but, holds many of the secrets to the whole town of Cainsville. Seeing him trying to connect in different ways to Gabriel and how he views the current situation and the whole situation was brilliant.
This book was a brilliant stop gap between the main series and filled my need for a Cainsville mystery. I can’t wait to get my hands on a physical copy of this book and read the next main instalment in the series.