Top positive review
on 29 January 2016
This is the second book I’ve read in the Hakim and Arnold series and it hasn’t disappointed. Almost every PI series has at its core an unlikely pairing, and this is no exception. Mumtaz and Lee, the Muslim widow and the ex-cop, complement each other perfectly. The East London setting, with its immigrant families, gangsters and racketeering landlords is brought vividly to life. I like the fact that the plot, though multi-faceted, is still comprehensible, but even so, there were at least three twists at the end of the story that I never expected – always a bonus. All in all, a great story for lovers of PI tales, and I’ll definitely be reading the next one in the series.