A disgraced architect, the extravagant and lively (backstage) world of theater, and London backstreets and taverns all merge in this immersive novel following the exploits of Douglas Layton.
I loved reading this meticulously detailed book, written by Charles Balfoure, as our protagonist attempts to start over after a horrid prison sentence. Maintaining his innocence, Layton returns to London under a different name, and attempts to solve the case he was convicted of.
Being a fan of historical fiction and mysteries, this was the perfect merger of genres for me. I recommend this novel for anyone interested in London, architecture, theater and/or mystery - quite the list.
I received this novel through Edelweiss - from Sourcebooks - in exchange for an honest review.