To celebrate the return of Grantchester to ITV tonight, I am reviewing the sixth book in the Grantchester Mysteries series which will be published on the 4th May.
I've read all of the previous books in the series which I thoroughly enjoyed and although I think you don't necessarily have to do this, I would recommend it. I feel that it helps to have that wider understanding and extra connection with the characters which is gained from reading the other books. Not only that, but they're fantastic books which shouldn't be missed.
The Persistence of Love is made up of six smaller stories which are connected through Sidney and span about five years of his life. They all cover different things, they're not all crime, but each one is perceptive and thoughtful. I liked them all, but the last one really stood out to me. It was emotional and poignant and really touched me. It stayed with me long after I finished reading.
Sidney has a great depth and insight which makes reading all the more pleasant. His many flaws combined with beautiful descriptions of the Cambridgeshire countryside, make reading a Sidney Chambers book reminiscent of greeting an old friend.
Overall, I would give this book 4.5 out of 5. It's engaging, insightful and at times moving, with some classic English mysteries for good measure.
Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love is published by Bloomsbury on the 4th May
This e-book was provided in exchange for an honest review.