Richard Mayhew was about to take his fiancee and her boss out for dinner when they stumbled across a girl who was laying hurt on the sidewalk. Despite her objections, Richard picked up the girl and took her back to his apartment. He discovers her name is Door. Door is being hunted by two assasins, Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemar.
Richard helps her escape. He returns to a message that his fiancee has broken the engagement. That is the least of his problems. When he goes to work, he is not known or seen. He returns to his apartment to find it being rented out. No one seems to realize that Richard even exists.
He is able to find the dark area where he left Door. He discovers he is in Under London, and is no longer a part of London Above, the London where he had lived. He is able to find Door again, along with her friend, the marquis de Calabran. Door is trying to find who murdered her family. Her father left a message to seek out Angel Islington. Richard joins Door, the marquis, and the bodyguard, Hunter, on the quest. They also have to avoid the dark Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemar.
This is an enchanting, intriguing story. I found London Below fascinating. The mind that devised this place has strange depths. While I enjoyed the book overall, I found it slow in the middle. It was too easy to put it down in the middle of a scene. It didn't start pulling me back in until about 2/3 the way through.
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