Rating: **** ( 4 Stars)
Brief reasons for ratings:
This debut novel from Sophia Tobin would pluck at the heartstrings of the most hardened of criminals. Although I feel that it would have been to the reader's benefit for there to have been a few more signposts on the journey through the story at times, the swift changes of direction might arguably add to the mystery of the book. The plot is certainly not predictable, and feels increasingly intimate as the narrative proceeds. Berkeley Square is beautifully described and brings about a gothic 'small village' feel to the characters interactions, and the additional descriptions of the crafting of precious metals lends a mythical, dragonish fascination with the items made and sold throughout the plot.
Fans of historical fiction and crime. Suggested age 16+