Top critical review
Engaging story . You feel you're there
Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2019
This book, like all in the series, is an engaging, delightful look at a small cross section of Edinburgh Scotland. The details the author provides, the prescriptions so thorough, you feel as though you come to know the city as well as you do the characters. There is so much given, historical context, social contex and interactions - it's a truly enjoyable read.
My only annoyance is the slovenly disregard to the character, Bertie, who, unlike all the other characters, seems to be stuck in an odd paradox. All - ALL - the other characters grow, have these wonderful story arcs as you as the reader glimpses voyier like into their lives. Bertie remains six, whereas everyone else is getting older. A small thing, but annoying.