This story starts off with a dead body, 3 cops and a boat. From the beginning we know who committed the crime and what they plan to do. Several months pass and a series of events gives Rosie, a reporter the chance to do a story that will rock the community, boost her career and expose some very influential members of the community. What follows is a fast paced downward spiral for Rosie and the body count starts to increase.
I went for this as it was compared to Martina Cole, this I have to say, in my opinion, is completely wrong. Martina Cole has a particular style of writing and whilst this does cover some dark and seedy parts of Glasgow with corruption, Cole's is in England and very different. I couldn't make a link other than there was crime by both authors and if you pick this up expecting Cole standards you will be very disappointed. That said the author does write a good tale and it is worth checking out.
The story covers prostitutes, murder, sex and exploitation of children and Rosie's issues with relationships. At times I felt there was too much being covered within the one story and maybe one or two key parts could have been dealt with in another book. Despite this the book was a good wee read but I don't think I will be running out to snap up the others. I would have liked to have read much more about the city and things key to the story being set in Glasgow. I think maybe this is an author to visit again in a few months, 3/5 for me.