I received a free copy of The Devil's Detective: A Novel from the publisher in return for an honest review.
This is a DNF for me, I just can't get into it at all. The Devil's Detective is a heavy and bleak read. The author paints an oppressive, dark and depressing picture and the world building is done extremely well, but the characterization is where it's dragging for me.
A huge part of what I enjoy in a book is being able to experience the story through the characters and that's not happening here. I can't connect with them and there is nothing about them that makes me care what's happening to them or for their outcome.
For me this book is too much about the world building and the visuals and is lacking in characterisation. I feel like I'm just reading words rather than immersing myself and experiencing the story.