A perfectly formed police procedural, nice and tight writing style with just enough detail to paint precise descriptions, and a relentless plot made this a book I just couldn’t put down.
As plots go, this is a winner right from the very beginning. It’s a race against time, the tension mounts, and just as you think it’s all over – the plot explodes. Everything just gets a hundred times worse. The time restraints get tighter, the tension is through the roof, there are twists everywhere, and even if you know or expect certain reactions from important, yet auxiliary players, all you can do is read on and scream at the pages, because no one will hear your shouts of ‘No!’, ‘Watch out!’ and ‘What a plonker!’
Brilliant book! Absolutely exceeded my expectations. It would have had five shiny stars even before I figured the DCI’s favourite tipple is also mine. I know there is another book in the series, and I’m getting it. Definitely worth the time and money. Highly recommended.