Title: Doctor Who: Silhouette
Author: Justin Richards
Published: September 9, 2014
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publisher Website: link
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Disclaimer: I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.
After a string of mysterious murders in Victorian London, Madame Vastra and her associates find themselves on the case. The only connection they can seem to find is the Carnival of Curiosities, an attraction visited by all of the victims shortly before their deaths. Add to that a curious power spike, and the Doctor finds himself on the case with Clara in tow. But who (or what) is killing people? And to what end?
This is the second Doctor Who novel that I’ve read and it has definitely redeemed the idea of media tie-in novels for me. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The characterizations of the team we know and love from the show were spot-on and this felt very much like a good episode of Doctor Who while I was reading it. (In fact, I do kind of wish this could be made into an episode–I’d love to see it and it’s much better than anything Steven Moffat has come up with in at least the past two seasons.) It’s a unique and engaging Doctor Who adventure and I’d recommend it to anyone who considers themselves a fan of the show.