I always enjoy discovering a new author and reading the first in what I always hope is a fantastic series of books and the first 50% of this book was just that, fantastic. Nearly every character in the book I liked apart from a few which annoyed me and I had to skip past bits of their story. But the book was a change from reading about this era in London. Instead it takes place in Gosport. I just wonder where the series is going to go after the shocking ending, but the reviews on Amazon are strong and so I will persevere with the series and hope it's as good as the reviews say.