"All those questions that you were asking from the first two books in this three part series are answered here. Reading this book first will not make sense. You need the build up of tension, anger, loss, mystery and conflict that came with the first two books to feel that sense of satisfaction after an epic series.
The usual flashbacks and time overlapping story threads are here (Yes it feels natural to say 'usual' even though it only happens in the previous book -The Doom of the Hollow- because it's such an effective and cleverly done narrative method) to give that sense of unity to the characters as their individual threads come together in this tapestry.
If you have read the first two books then expect more of the same tension, anger, loss, etc etc all the way up to a final(?) conflict(s) and a twisted ending.
We re-visit old favourite(!!) locations and discover new ones, including a big set piece at Manchester Airport and spooky houses on 'The Eyes'. And yes, all are based real locations you can visit yourself to see where the inspiration came from. A great finish to an epic work, at least seven years in the making."