Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be sharing my review for The Curator by M. W. Craven today. With thanks to the publisher for my copy via Netgalley. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
ABOUT THE BOOK
It’s Christmas and a serial killer is leaving displayed body parts all over Cumbria. A strange message is left at each scene: #BSC6
Called in to investigate, the National Crime Agency’s Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw are faced with a case that makes no sense. Why were some victims anaesthetized, while others died in appalling agony? Why is their only suspect denying what they can irrefutably prove but admitting to things they weren’t even aware of? And why did the victims all take the same two weeks off work three years earlier?
And when a disgraced FBI agent gets in touch things take an even darker turn. Because she doesn’t think Poe is dealing with a serial killer at all; she thinks he’s dealing with someone far, far worse – a man who calls himself the Curator.
And nothing will ever be the same again . . .
I have to say right now that if you haven’t had chance to start reading this series then you really must! M. W. Craven has created the most brilliant and puzzling stories in this series. That alone is definitely worth reading for and adding to your bookshelf. However when you add both Tilly and Poe to the mix that’s when you get something extremely special. I absolutely love their friendship!
What can I say about Poe and Tilly. Well, I’ll try and keep it short because I could be here all day singing their praises. I’ll start by saying that they have the best interactions. Everything works from the one liners to the way they just look out for each other. The Curator just cements this friendship and made me love them even more. As soon as I began reading it felt like I was catching up with old friends. Then when you add in an intriguing and dark mystery it just made me all the more excited to try and attempt to figure it all out. Not that I’ll ever make a good detective but I could pretend I was while I was fully immersed in the story. The Curator was the kind of story that made me feel as if I was right there with Tilly and Poe getting tangled up in the case alongside them.
The plot itself is addictive and draws you in completely. With a story that is both mystifying and dark in its subject matter. It’s safe to say that a couple of questions kept playing on my mind throughout. First of all what the hell is going on? Then secondly who is behind it all? However I knew that before long even though I probably wouldn’t get anywhere near figuring it all out that Poe and Tilly would get to the bottom of things and in a creative and entertaining way. I guess just like Sherlock Holmes would and if you have read The Curator already I’m sure you will know the quote I’m thinking of. Best line ever!! 😂
From start to finish I loved the surprises, twists and characters that brought this story to life. The Curator really did provide a brilliant escape. If you want a story with a difference then go grab yourself a copy! The Curator managed to be so many things but above all else it had an edgy, witty and dark twisty nature that I loved. Highly recommend!