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Promising start to a new detective series
on 13 April 2012
The book is about a series of killings of prostitutes in London. Two detectives Grant and Carroll are investigating. They have been put together to work as nobody else will work with them. Grant is by the book, whilst Carroll has a reputation of being a wildcard. A lot of cliches are used in this book and it can be quite obvious sometimes that this is one of the author's first novels. There is a slight American feel to some parts of the book regarding the makeup of the police department, but the process of examining the evidence seemed quite authentic.
That being said, I really enjoyed it. It wasn't the most challenging of reads but the characters rang true, and some of the use of language was impressive and bodes well for the future. I was disappointed how short the novel was, I finished it in one day. I would be interested in reading any sequels to this novel and seeing how this author progresses.