Lies Sleeping (Peter Grant, #7) by Ben Aaronovitch

Lies Sleeping (Peter Grant, #7)

Join Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, for a brand new case . . .Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud, and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice.But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Pe...

Details Lies Sleeping (Peter Grant, #7)

TitleLies Sleeping (Peter Grant, #7)
Release DateNov 15th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery

Reviews Lies Sleeping (Peter Grant, #7)

  • Cyn Armistead
    I just finished Lies Sleeping after reading the entire series straight through, so this review is about the series as much as about the ultimate entry in it.Wow! I've been immersed in the marvelous world Aaronovitch created for us, and it's a shock coming back. His world lives right next door to ours, changed just a bit so that magic is in use next to cell phones and deities walk and work amongst the "normal" folk. His descriptions of London and ...
  • Amanda
    Absolutely loved this latest installment in the excellent Rivers of London series. Lies Sleeping goes deeper into the history of London than any of the books have done so far, giving readers rewarding answers into some of the biggest mysteries plaguing Peter and company.
  • Alice
    I love this series so much! Wanna live in it!
  • Joe Jones
    A perfect blend of an urban fantasy with a police procedural plus a dash of London history. How could I not love the latest entry in this long running series?
  • Kathy Martin
    This seventh book in the Rivers of London series feels like an episode that brings a number of plot threads to a conclusion. Having read only the first of the series before this one, it took a little while to catch on to what was happening as the Faceless Man, sometimes known as Martin Chorley, is bringing his long term plan for something to come to fruition.Peter has risen in rank to Detective Constable and has also greatly increased his skill a...
  • Lorena
    I received a free ARC of this book via NetGalley. I adore this series. The depictions of all the layers of London - modern and historical, real and mythological - are perfection. The intricate humor of the writing is on a level with P.G. Wodehouse and E.F. Benson, and regularly had me laughing aloud as I read. This volume wraps up a major arc in the series, but I can't wait to read more of Peter Grant's adventures!
  • Hobart
    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.--- I've got to say, I'd much rather be talking about this book in detail with someone else who had read the series than talking about it in spoiler-free form, so much of what I feel strongest about with this book cannot be discussed. Aaronovitch has outdone himself this time -- it's the best book of the series thus far, and that's no mean feat.It's easy -- far too easy -- when thinking about t...
  • Perry
    Hmm. I still thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed this, but I'm not in quite the same ecstasies of glee as I was after finishing the last three. Possibly a reread will help, but I found the plot less coherent and well-paced than I'm used to from Aaronovitch--too many dangling bits and unexplained pieces and total coincidences. And I'm fairly unsatisfied by one particularly large spoiler. This is also the first time I've felt like not reading the comics...
  • Soup
    An excellent (but hopefully not final) addition to the Rivers of London series. Aaronovitch borrows from his superb storytelling toolkit from his Doctor Who days to do what few folks can successfully do – both refer back to long-ago plot points and conclude a multi-year story arc while still retaining reader interest in both the book their reading and the books they hope are still to come. It’s impossible to say much more without revealing sp...
  • Margaret
    This is a review of an ARC from NetGalleyThe latest in the Peter Grant series about a London detective who hunts London's more spectral wrong-doers. Peter and the rest of the gang at the Folly - the special branch of the Metropolitan Police tasked with tracking down the paranormal - may finally be able to nab Martin Chorley, the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder. Chorley is also the one who lured Peter's former comrade Lesley May...
  • Glennis
    This book is the showdown on the Faceless Man. The Met has geared up and given the Folly all it needs to bring him in. If you haven’t read any of the comics that go along with the series, there are several nods to the various stories but nothing that will completely leave you scratching your head. Everything that has gone on before in the series gets mentioned almost in passing as if to remind the reader what has happened before. There will be ...
  • Sam
    9.21.2018: Read through once, review to follow after second reading
  • Becca
    Maybe the best one yet, honestly. Or maybe I just feel that way since I finished it last night and loved it. I have one star knocked off for the ending, but it's not a bad ending.