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Set against the grimness of the lives of mill workers in Bingley West Yorkshire the second book in the Hudson and Lawes trilogy opens in 1839 almost exactly a year after the affair at Seddon workhouse in Suffolk where the two men first met Characters now familiar from the first in the trilogy On the House reappear and play integral roles in the storyIncreasingly recog. First things first I did not nay could not finish this book I did try I really did but I found it almost impenetrably dull and chock full of needless filler to pad the story out to novel length The basic premise is a good one and the book gets off to a really good start which left me itching to read as soon as possible With our intrepid heroes going through their letters after their revelations about Workhouse conditions has been published it seems their services as investigators are in great demand They decide that the one that most touches their sense of injustice is one from a Yorkshire mill where under age children are being put to work and there is also a baby farming business in the town that is as dubious as it sounds Great just the thing I like a bit of social history some perilous predicaments and a good yarnUnfortunately what then follows is a good uarter of the book that does nothing than discuss their previous investigation and re introduce the main characters from the first book Seriously this takes up a uarter of the second in the trilogy By the halfway point we are just about in place at the Mill and scouting out the moors where the baby farmers appear to operate from Honestly it takes half the book to set the scene do you see why I gave up on thisThe only Innocents being Slaughtered here are those who pay full price for the book I am all for allowing to develop but the pacing is so slow here you are in terrible danger of nodding off as you read The high dudgeon about the living conditions of the poorest in society is so overdone that I found myself getting annoyed at these entitled men with their breast beating and metaphorical hair shirt wearing We get it we honestly do so stop preaching about how terrible we all were to each other in the not to distant past and just tell the story already I am not interested in 3 pages on what meal they sat down to when they arrived at the cousins farm I was marginally interested in the lamb birthing by the light of a lantern of a lonely boggy moorland but seeing as that was where I or less gave up it doesn't say much about the rest of the bookTHIS IS AN HONEST REVIEW OF A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK RECEIVED VIA THE PIGEONHOLE

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Innocents to the Slaughter The Hudson Lawes Trilogy #2Y him to Bingley where the two men are uickly embroiled in undercover work and surveillance of the perpetrators of both crimes The farming of babies for hard cash is something new to both men and the viciousness of the criminals involved is shocking During the investigation the friends meet an old adversary and Ambrose sets out on the beginnings of a tragic love affai. This took a while to get into mainly as I hand realised that this was the second book and followed on from a previous story The characters lacked some depth and certainly Ambrose seemed to me to get over the death of Rosalie very uickly An easy read but not one that makes me want to read the first book or any following books

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Free read Innocents to the Slaughter (The Hudson Lawes Trilogy #2) 106 Ç Set against the grimness of the lives of mill workers in Bingley West Yorkshire the second book in the Hudson and Lawes trilogy opens in 1839 almost exactly a year after the affair at Seddon workhouse in Suffolk where the two men first met CharacterNised as a successful investigative journalist Ambrose Hudson is canvassed by an overseer in a woollen mill to follow up his suspicions of illegal child labour in the North East The man is also concerned that the heinous practice of baby farming is operating in the same area A four handed investigation is needed and Ambrose persuades his friend Edgar Lawes to accompan. Even though it is the second book in the trilogy you do not necessarily have to have read the first to follow the storyThe characters were developed well there was a good amount of mystery where you were always guessing what might happen nextSet in Victorian Britain it was interesting to see how the author underpins the importance of women keeping the families together and the struggles which faced those having to send their children to workIt was well written I wouldn’t hesitate to read the final instalment