Suicide Reviews: Broken Homes (Peter Grant #4) by Ben Aaronovitch

Broken Homes (Peter Grant, #4)

Date Published: July 25, 2013

Published By: Gollancz

Number of Pages: 324

Synopsis: A mutilated body in Crawley. A killer on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil, possibly an associate of the twisted wizard known as the Faceless Man. Or maybe just a garden-variety serial killer. 

     Before apprentice wizard and Police Constable Peter Grant can even get his head ’round the case, two more are dropped in his lap: a town planner has gone under a tube train, and there’s a stolen grimoire for Grant to track down. So far, so London. 

     But then Peter gets word of something very odd happening on a housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans, and inhabited by the truly desperate. Is there a connection? And if there is, why oh why did it have to be South of the River – on the jurisdiction of some pretty prickly local river spirits?

     This is the best Peter Grant novel so far, in my opinion. Reading all of the Peter Grant novels in rapid succession has enabled me to note the progress Aaronovitch has made in his storytelling, world-building, and character development.
     This is definitely the most complicated book in the Peter Grant series. There are so many plot threads that, if you don’t read this book carefully, can be hard to keep track of. But it is definitely worth paying attention to as it all ties neatly together towards the end.
     And what a spectacular ending it is. I wish I could go on about it here but I definitely don’t appreciate spoilers so I won’t do that to anyone else. The only thing I will say about it is MAJOR TWIST!!!!! A twist so huge that I need to read the fifth book NOW!!!!!
Rating: 4/5

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