Written by Mick Herron

Number 4 in Slough House

Publisher: Soho Crime
Pages: 307
Genre: Thriller, Espionage, Mystery, Crime
Published: 2017-02-09
Original Language: English

What happens when an old spook loses his mind? Does the Service have a retirement home for those who know too many secrets but don’t remember they’re secret? Or does someone take care of the senile spy for good? These are the questions River Cartwright must ask when his grandfather, a Cold War–era operative, starts to forget to wear pants and begins to suspect everyone in his life has been sent by the Service to watch him. But River has other things to worry about. A bomb goes off in the middle of a busy shopping center and kills forty innocent civilians. The agents of Slough House have to figure out who is behind this act of terror before the situation escalates.

Read from 2023-09-08 to 2023-09-10
Read in English
Rating: 4/5
Review: Another solid Slough House instalment! Spook Street is very different from Real Tigers, but what it doesn’t have in the form of real-time action is more than makes up for in gradual reveals of history and information from the past.

There’s much less double-crossing going on in this book, but there are several twists - most of which I genuinely did not see coming. It’s also obvious that there aren’t any sacred cows in this series, which is promising given how long I want it to go on for. I need to catch up so that I can start eagerly awaiting the release of the next book.