I really enjoyed this book, it did take me awhile to get into it but it was so worth it. If you like the Dicken's style of writing you will come to really like this book. Story has lots of substories within each of the characters you meet. Stay with it and you will be rewarded with a great thriller.
This book was so much better than I thought it would be! And the scrapes that Tim got into! Tho I have to warn a person, it is NOT the innocent little book you might expect! Oh no, it shows the gore and messyness of the backstreets of London of the 1850's and is quite honest about it!
As a sequel to A Christmas Carol, I wouldnt really call it that, its as if Dickens had Oliver grown up (of Oliver Twist) and what his life would be like as an adult. Very well written, you get sucked up into the story quite quickly and it is hard to let it go.
An interesting exploration of the possible continuation of Timothy Cratchit from A Christmas Carol. I found it interesting to see the back story and Tim's complicated relationship with his father. His pursuit of the mystery in the story serves as a secondary backdrop to the other characters who are reasonable facsimilies of Dickensian characters but none of them have quite the depth of pathos that Dickens was such a master of. Still an interesting read.