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, Crime, Magic

Reviews Lies Sleeping (Peter Grant, #7)

  • carol.
    The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of BooksStop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me; you will tell me that you hate audio books, that you lose track, fall asleep, and are 100% unable to pay attention. I believe you; until this series, you could have counted my attempts at audio books on one hand, as I suffered many of the same complaints. When I listened to Harry Potter while driving, I found mys...
  • Lyn
    Londinium Calling!“and I – live by the river!”His best so far? Maybe, but I’m biased, I love these books, they are to me as cheeseburgers to a fat guy. Wait – I’m a fat guy and I LOVE cheeseburgers! * Note to self about getting lost in a metaphor. And cheeseburgers.Fans of Ben Aaronovitch’s wildly popular and fun as a barrel of monkeys urban fantasy series about DETECTIVE constable Peter Grant who is also an apprentice wizard have b...
  • Bradley
    Coming back to Peter Grant is always a super-huge breath of fresh air. Every time I pick up one of these books, I know I'm going to be blown away by hugely interesting details, a very tongue-in-cheek Deputy-Constable's wry humor, and a richly imagined and described London.Oh, yeah, and Peter's a wizard. Working as a cop.Always under the bureaucratic nightmare, wishing things hadn't gone so bad with his previous partner, having sexytimes with a ri...
  • Phrynne
    My greatest concern after finishing Lies Sleeping is that it may be the final book in the series. After all it does conclude the story of The Faceless Man which has continued over the last several books. It also leaves Lesley and Peter in ways that could be seen as conclusive, where the reader can be left to imagine how they will go on in the future. It is a fun book with all of the regulars turning up to play their parts. Molly finds a new frien...
  • Charles
    This book follows The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) (my review) and ends (maybe?) The Faceless Man #2 story arc. In the process it advances the teeming multitude of long-term series plots, including the important Lesley May plot-line while creating more. I frankly found this book to be too much a tangled spaghetti of plots and characters to be truly enjoyable.I’ve been a long-term fan of Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London. I typically listen...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum’ve made it no secret that I love Peter Grant/Rivers of London, and right now, it’s easily one of my favorite urban fantasy series. But for the last few books, our characters have been floundering in their hunt for the Faceless Man, the main baddie who has been a constant thorn in the Met’s side since the very beginning, and I was starting to worry that the lack of p...
  • Hannah
    This is one of my all-time favourite series – and this installment was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint, as usual. There is just something charming and compulsive about this series that makes me very happy.I won’t write about the plot so much, because doing so invariably would spoil the books that came before (and what twists and turns there were) except to say that I found the way the story went and how some parts wrapped up highly sat...
  • Nataliya
    My favorite Peter Grant so far. “When you’re police, an interesting lie can be as useful as the truth. Sometimes more so.”“We seem to be sitting around waiting for the next fucking disaster,” he said, which went into the official log as—DCI Seawoll felt that our operational posture was too reactive.“None of this was real. But I’ve learned that just because something isn’t real doesn’t mean it’s not important.”
  • Milda Page Runner
    4.5*A bit slower first half but picks up pacing later on. I read it right after The Furthest Station which being short had everything more condensed. In comparison Lies Sleeping plot felt somewhat scattered with less humour, although overall tone seems lighter. It's still fun. Can't get enough of Peter Grant series! :)
  • Emma
    This was excellent! I loved all the London history. I loved Foxglove and Molly dancing in the moonlight. I loved the foxes. The main characters are well established now and the narrator was excellent.
  • Siria
    (More like 3.5 stars, to be honest.)I had fun while reading this, but I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as I did previous instalments in the Rivers of London series. Peter's narrative voice is as fun as always, there's the potential for comedy and drama in the promised arrival of a baby Brook, and I'm glad that the Chorley storyline has been wrapped up (he couldn't go on doing Spectacularly Evil Stuff indefinitely without being omnipotent and...
  • lucky little cat
    Ah, that went by way too fast.If you're already a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. And my, how our Peter's growing up, but without losing any of his self-deprecating irony. If you're not a fan yet, be apprised that Aaronovitch wrote for years for Doctor Who, and it very gloriously shows. You'll want to start with book #1, Rivers of London. Snag an audio copy if you can, because the audios are amazing.slideshow disclaimer: neither ...
  • Steven
    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Another strong installment in the Rivers of London series. The battles with the dark side are becoming more and more frequent, now that we know the Faceless Man and see more of his plans. But this one takes some even twistier twists and turnier turns and ends up in a place I didn't really expect.I had grown tired of this series after book 4, and to...
  • Algernon (Darth Anyan)
    [9/10] I looked to the west just in time for an entire bloody Roman legion to come jogging into view. Rank after rank, by the cohort and the numbers, but with no standard raised – no eagle.The smell of blood rolled off them and, weirdly, olive oil.They came to a halt in a clatter of iron.'F_ck me,' I said. 'I'm in an episode of Game of Thrones.' ... or some deleted scene from 'The Lord of the Rings.' Congrats for being promoted to detective, Pe...
  • Silvana
    Move over Newt Scamander, there's a new wizard in town! With better plots that actually make sense and not just load of over-egging codswallop!Sorry, I was still a bit carried away with the Crimes of Grindelwald movie. I thank thee, Ben Aaronovitch, for keeping my faith in urban fantasy and their wizards. Peter Grant is still my man, he is a solid character that's skillful, dedicated and dependable. Boring? Not a chance. Peter, as his colleagues ...
  • Caro the Helmet Lady
    So, this was a rather fast one and no matter how hard I tried to read it slower, it didn't work (though not like recently I'm a very fast reader, to be honest....). Names, names, places, history, architecture, the pack is full and maybe even fuller than in last two books. L. is back and Mr Punch as well - I'm not spoiling, it's on the blurb! - and I had to confess I kind of... missed him? O.o I guess I'm going to reread the first book soon just b...
  • Rosie
    at this point ben aaronovitch could publish a book of photocopies of his bare arse and i'd give it five stars. regardless of that this book fucking ruled
  • Sara
    A great follow up to The Hanging Tree, Lies Sleeping continues to follow Peter Grant and his search to hunt down and thwart the plans of The Faceless Man and his apprentice while getting himself mixed up in the demi-monde world, which this time involves bells, along the way. As I said when reviewing The Hanging Tree, I’ve found these novels to get better and better as they progress as the world is now so well established, and the characters are...
  • Lata
    I find it hard to believe that this is book seven. Ben Aaronovitch has been telling Peter Grant's story for years, and this book is just as good as previous installments. I love so many things about this book and rather than be coherent, I'm just going to list them:-Beverly Brook. -Guleed!! She's learning to use a sword and has some fancy new moves. And that woman is always prepared, in general, and with her baton. My love for this character keep...
  • Mimi
    Another great installment in this excellent series. One small caveat though. I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but now that I'm not reading it anymore, I'm having some trouble recalling the scattered sequence of events. The plot and mystery are fairly clear-cut, as is the ending, but the way in which the investigation is moved along from one point to another is... hard to recall... for some reason. Or maybe I'm just getting old and my recall r...
  • Cathy
    Halfway through the book I was still trying to find a cohesive plot. No red line in this one, more like the odd breadcrumb of something familiar... the breadcrumbs made up a story eventually and there were lots of entertaining bits and chuckles. I loved Foxglove. But the final battle was a bit WTF, the resolution was a teeny bit lame and the ending left me with a „Wait, what? That was it?“So, was that really it? The end of the series? Hm. Not...
  • Alina
    Although it started kind of slow and it took me a little to get used again to the rhythm and Aaronovitch's writing, of course I ended up liking this a lot, as expected.
  • Lindsay
    A satisfying climax to the Folly's operations against the Faceless Man sees our man Peter at his earnest best.This is one of the best urban fantasy series currently being published, and a lot of that is down to the main character Peter Grant and his commitment to community and policing, and more critically, his fundamental belief in both. His point of view can be wry, but he has such a deep belief in the fundamental rightness of what he's doing t...
  • Margaret
    I have been waiting with fluctuating levels of patience for "Lies Sleeping" to drop. It was worth the wait.In "The Hanging Tree" we learned the identity of the rogue wizard known as the Faceless Man whom former PC Lesley May had gone to work for. In "Lies Sleeping" we learn why Leslie defected to the Dark Side, so to speak, and it's not pretty.Since learning the identity of the Faceless Man, several things have happened. PC Peter Grant is now DC ...
  • Mark
    A great 5 stars from me, I really enjoyed this book. I have to say how Ben does great research into the historical London and then ties it into his plotlines with a great deal of action and entertainment.Can’t wait to see where Ben takes the series after this book.
  • Dan
    I'm still enjoying the writing, but the plot is -- well.For the past several books our protagonist has been involved in an elaborate cat-and-mouse game with a villain. They keep having these confrontations where the two sides run into each other, there's a big magic fight with a bunch of property damage, and then everyone escapes alive and uncaptured and uninjured.We've gone through a variety of reasons why none of these big magic fights are ever...
  • Hank
    There are few series (serials?) that I last past book 3 or 4. Clearly this is one of them. After 7 books I think me liking the characters should be a given so what did I like or dislike compared to others in the series.My one ding on this one is that the novelty has worn off a bit. Everyone, for the most part, seem to be doing the same things which is comforting but might not keep my interest forever. I like Abigail's increased role and I am look...
  • Hiu Gregg
    The worst thing about binging an ongoing series is that, eventually, you run out of books.
  • Robyn
    A really satisfying conclusion to the Faceless Man arc, and I enjoyed the deep dive into London history. As always, Peter never fails to amuse.