The Black Country - Alex Grecian Although I, in general, enjoy this series and it is right up my alley as to one that I would enjoy, both books in this series have started off very strong and then slowly and almost methodically, tapered off. Normally, I can tell this as it is easier for me to put down. Sure as heck, about 3/4 of the way through I found myself doing the same thing. I do have to say...nice twist at the end.