A Murderous Relation by Deanna Raybourn (Early Review)
A Murderous Relation is the fifth book in the Veronica Speedwell series. From the first book this has been one of my favorite series of all time but this installment proves that it is not immune to the mid-single-digit slump. For me, most series around book 5 or 6 take on a repetitive feel. I get not wanting to change what drew readers to the books in the first place, but no one wants to read the same book seven times.
I did feel like there was more action in this book. From staging an infiltration to an exclusive brothel to being kidnapped and held captive, there was a lot going on. It felt a bit busy to me; I do enjoy the more leisurely and clever bits to these books and some action, but this felt weighted in the opposite way. This may be a spoiler to some but it’s a big gripe for me so skip to the end if you don’t want to know… Veronica and Stoker have still not resolved the sexual tension between them and at this point it is just annoying. HOPEFULLY we will see some progress on this front in the next book.
Overall, I’m still excited to read more in this series to see what happens with some of my favorite literary characters.
A Murderous Relation will be released on March 10, 2020.
I was given a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.