Book Review: The Door that lead to Where

The Door That Led to Where
Author: Sally Gardner
Publisher: Hot Key Books

The Door That Led to Where
AJ Flynn has just failed all but one of his GCSEs, and his future is looking far from rosy. So when he is offered a junior position at a London law firm he hopes his life is about to change - but he could never have imagined by how much.

Tidying up the archive one day, AJ finds an old key, mysteriously labelled with his name and date of birth - and he becomes determined to find the door that fits the key. And so begins an amazing journey to a very real and tangible past - 1830, to be precise - where the streets of modern Clerkenwell are replaced with cobbles and carts, and the law can be twisted to suit a villain's means. Although life in 1830 is cheap, AJ and his friends quickly find that their own lives have much more value. They've gone from sad youth statistics to young men with purpose - and at the heart of everything lies a crime that only they can solve. But with enemies all around, can they unravel the mysteries of the past, before it unravels them?

A fast-paced mystery novel by one of the country's finest writers, THE DOOR THAT LED TO WHERE will delight, surprise and mesmerise all those who read it.

My review
Thoughts on the book: So I wasn't too sure what I would make of this book as I hadn't heard much about it and wasn't too sure that I would like it after reading what it was about either but decided to give it a go anyway. When I received the book in a mail it was wrapped beautifully in ribbon wit a little card with a key on the front and Sometimes the key to the future lies in the past... written inside. This made me very intrigued to read it and I am so glad that I did. 
It took me a little bit to get into the storyline of The Door that Led to Where but once I did get it I thoroughly enjoyed it and was caught up in the mystery of who was the murder and going through with  AJ in both the past and the present. It was truly amazing to see how much the world had changed in that amount of time and I could see the delimea that they boys had with wanting to stay in the past as they didn't have a very good future. I think a lot of young adolescents can identify with AJ and what he is going through.
The Door that Led to Where is quite a fast read and will appeal to history, fantasy and mystery buffs.

Rating: 3.5/5