No hype, no 'Oh bother, I didn't want people to know it was me', here is a real writer, who doesn't need to steal ideas from anyone because - well, they wouldn't be as good for one. He's a writer that you hate because he writes one brilliant book a year and that's your lot. No spoilers, but at the end of the last book.... well, I wanted to just lean over and pick this one up, but I had to wait. It's difficult to be specific without spoiling things, so I can't be, but being in a position to know exactly how one of the characters thinks and behaves through personal experience made me go through such a whirlpool of emotions. One thought being, 'how did this person reach into my head and pull out all those thoughts? Having done that, how did he put them into someone else's head and THEN make that character behave in exactly the way he would? Describing another person's mental anguish so compassionately makes you think that as well as being the best detective writer bar none writing at the moment, with not a single word wasted, not a single sentence out of the buy one get two free box, this man has an EQ that must be off the chart. Please don't buy it unless you've read all the others. Do yourself a favour, Go onto amazon, buy the whole lot, then unplug the phone, bar the door, draw the curtains and walk into another world. You won't regret it. You'll see how a writer hones his craft without taking any short cuts. 2014 can't come soon enough.