3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Inspectors Fenwick and Nightingale return in this stunning, but very moving book about paedophiles, families, and guilty secrets.
The characters are written with depth and sympathy, and continually reveal secrets you could only guess at.
The story weaves around paedophilia and the discovery of the bodies of 2 young boys. The investigation draws in both career criminals and local residents and their families. The characters manage to be both repelant and sympathetic at the same time.
I think this the best Elizabeth Corley book so far. The story is intricate and the characterisation excellent. I couldn't put ti down, and can't wait for the next one.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Picked up this book at 11pm just to see if the first few lines gripped me, and was still there 2 hours later.
Malcon Fox isn't Rebus, but he's shaping up to be just as addictive. The main difference from page one is that he is teetotal! But he does still visit the various watering holes in Edinburgh, so the pub atmosphere which pervades the Rebus books is till here.
Fox works for the internal complaints department, so he isn't allowed to be the typical grass roots copper, but this throws an interesting angle on the work he does and his relationships with the people he investigates.
This is a great book with intersting characters and a gripping (and topical) storyline. It… Read more