This is a very good book, extremely well-written, as is always the case with PD James. The prose is elegant, flowing and eminently readable. Featuring Adam Dalgliesh, this novel is set in Larksoken in Norfolk, focussing on the lives of a small village community living in the shadow of a nuclear power station. In the wake of a serial killer, a body is found, but it is soon established that another killer is at work, and it's someone in the local community. James explores issues of community life and relationships - in particular the reactions of local people to the power station, and the workers - love, betrayal, and the intricacies of the relationship between two siblings. Along the way we come across a nuclear protest organiser, a down-trodden artist and single parent, struggling with 4 children, and several other minor characters, who all have a significant part to play.
I really enjoyed reading this novel, though only gave it 4 stars as I think that PD James has written better. Well worth reading, though.