Thursday, February 9, 2023

ARC Review: Dark All Day by Brenden Carlson

Dark All Day

Brenden Carlson
Series: The Walking Shadows (Book 3)
Publication: Dundurn Press (February 14, 2023)

Description: In the third book of the Walking Shadows series, an Automatic is charged with murder and Roche and Allen must prove his innocence, because failure would mean the eradication of all Automatics in America in this alternate version of 1933.

My Thoughts: This mashup of science fiction, alternate history and mystery wasn't a good place to start this series. There were a number of viewpoint characters including and automatic named Allen, a war veteran turned cop, turned mob enforcer, turned private investigator named Roche, and a woman named Simone who called herself Midnight and was maybe an assassin or maybe an investigator.

Chapters were told from one or the other of these viewpoints which only served to confuse the story for me. I'm not sure what was really going on. There was a missing scientist and there was war between the various mobs. And all of the characters seemed to have divided loyalties. 

I liked the noir setting and was curious to know more about the world that was created. My problems came with trying to follow the mystery elements of the story.

Fans of alternate history, mystery and science fiction might want to begin with book one of the trilogy. 

I received this one in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.

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