Top positive review
on 1 June 2018
The genius of Sophie Hannah lies partly in her creation of complex, often deeply disturbed and flawed, characters, who nonetheless follow a compelling logic to its often tragic end. I also love all the intricacies of her plots, her wonderful use of language, and I enjoy meeting again the police officers, who provide continuity and often humour. Proust has a gift for saying just what people don't want to hear and he is a familiar monster of the workplace. I have only two of the series left to read now and I honestly wish I could slow down; however, these are books to prop up when I am in the bath and cry out to me when I wake up in the middle of the night, feeling smug about the private pleasure of reading these excellent novels.