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on 6 July 2010
The body of a young man dumped in a sewer leads to all sorts of sordid revelations as Inspector Pitt, helped and hindered by his wife Charlotte, investigates.
Decent murder mystery, which takes a potentially sleazy subject matter and treats it with some restraint. Details are not skipped over but she doesn't linger over the more sensationalistic aspects of the crime. Characterisations are adequate for purpose, though it does feel slightly odd that, for example, we never really hear from the victim's mother. She's always somewhere else. It makes the book feel slightly, low-budget, as if Perry only had a certain amount of people to work with. However, the book has impact, doesn't dither and just gets on with being a thought-provoking whodunnit.