I was really looking forward to reading this instalment after the cliffhanger at the end of part one and while I definitely enjoyed it, the pace did seem to slow down a bit. It was still interesting and totally readable,
There’s a whole bunch more investigation in this book, mostly led by Silas, and because of the whole memory-loss thing, it takes him quite a while to find anything out! Charlie manages to get herself into a right old predicament that opens up a whole new can of worms and makes me wonder where on earth the authors will be going with this new plot strand.
Charlie isn’t in this novella so much and the story is mostly told from Silas’s POV. That’s fine, but I really enjoyed Charlie’s POV from the previous book. I admire an author (or authors) who has the guts to write a protagonist who actually isn’t a very nice person and yet still manages to make you care about them. The lack of Charlie wasn’t really a dealbreaker, but I’m hoping she’s going to be in the final instalment a lot more.
So, while this was a good instalment and I was glad I read it, it didn’t have quite the gut-punching impact of the first book. I’m still going to read the final part, though, because I’m dying to find out what the big reveal is!