I was really looking forward to this one, I thought it was a slam-dunk to be a great book.
The characters were flat, the story uninteresting and the 'small universe syndrome' was so much as to feel claustrophobic. The story was as dull as the cover indicated it would be.
Small universe syndrome is a tricky thing. Some nods are enjoyable winks that make you smile, but here a hundred-pages in I was beyond tired of them. There was really nothing here that felt fresh or original.
I usually like Christoper Bennett's work. But here it felt like the editor should've reined in some of the nods to other episodes/series.