‘The Creeping Shadow’ – Jonathan Stroud

The Creeping Shadow

I can’t believe that we’re onto the fourth in the series already, but I’m very pleased to see Lockwood and Co return even though their circumstances have changed a little.

Stroud quickly recaps the events of the last novel, and we can see Lucy is trying her hardest to manage without Lockwood, George and Holly. Things are not going brilliantly though, and it doesn’t take long before we get into the inevitable situation where the group have to come back together in the interests of solving a paranormal investigation.

The humour in this was to the fore, which seems an odd thing to say in a book that does have quite a gruesome element to it. This was a cracking story and I honestly cannot wait for the final part of the series.