review of Stuart Turton’s novel The Devil and the Dark Water

It’s the curse of powerful men to heed only their own voices.

Delightful characters and a grim maritime ambience. Though this isn’t as memorable as Turton’s The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, it’s still very good and I look forward to him writing more novels in the future.

The story has a mostly depressing view of human nature, but the turn at the end where the heroes convince their deceptive former friends to join up, atone for past crimes, and Use Their Powers For Good™ definitely made me smile.