A Study in Silks

A Study in Silks - Emma Jane Holloway The sheer length of this novel sucked all life from the characters and the plot. I gave up half-way through because I was getting absolutely nowhere.
It was bad enough the author kept jumping the narrative from character to character but when she stared to mess with the timeline too! It was beyond annoying. One moment we're late at night with Evelina discovering the body. Next chapter, new character, earlier in the evening. Next chapter, new character, present time, police have arrived. Next chapter new character, the morning of the murder. Next chapter, same character but now the afternoon of the murder. SERIOUSLY!
This book was the equivalent of treading water - nothing happens. Evelina spends all her time thinking, sitting around, basically anything but detective work. The magic element feels a last minute addition. And the love triangle, who in their right mind would want to hook up with either of these two jerks.
Just bad.