The street was empty of the noise of living people, with only the sound of a million leaves hissing in the strong breeze that intensified as it blew in over Hampstead Heath in north-west London. Smart Georgian houses lined either side of the deserted Courthope Road, all gently washed in the pale yellow of the street lights, their warming appearance giving lie to the increasingly bitter cold that late autumn brought with it. Some of the shallow porches added their own light to the yellow, left on by security-conscious occupiers and those too exhausted to remember to switch them off before heading for bed….
A truly benign scene, or a silent menace about to erupt?
Those first few lines, combined with that rather gruesome cover, would definitely keep me reading on, what about you?
I also love the descriptiveness of the writing and hope that continues on throughout the story. If so, I am in for a real treat with ‘The Toy Taker’.
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