'The Boy in the River is Hoskin s account of his involvement with not only the Adam case, but a decade of abuse and murder cases involving African children in Britain. Intermingled with details of these sinister cases are vignettes from Hoskin s own life. His connection to the unsettling world of traditional African religions is, we discover, intense and personal.' --Sunday Times Culture
'As well as being an important book for all sorts of reasons, The Boy in the River is a remarkable one. The horror it evokes will be matched by a sense of disbelief that such appalling things are happening, now, in London. What makes it all the more powerful is the deliberately measured manner in which it is written. Throughout, there s a sense that Hoskins is struggling to maintain his own equilibrium, his own sanity even, as he explores what he calls, with ample justification, the darkest underbelly of human nature ' --Evening Standard
'An eye-opening book that makes a strong case for cultural understanding'
About the Author
Richard Hoskins has worked on many of Britain's biggest criminal investigations and is the only registered multi-cultural expert on the national police database. He has applied his expertise to over a hundred major investigations by police and social services. He divides his time between London and Devon.