generally well written with above average characterisation and dialogue. however, the story was constantly interrupted by a variety of references to..Show More » God and praying - so much that it felt like brainwashing and this almost stopped me finishing the book. The actor's voice was usually ok but the constant angst in his rendition was wearing. anyone this screwed up would be in a mental home with a breakdown! sorry if you disagree but for a reporter dispassionately reporting crime stories this lead character fell apart emotionally incredibly quickly.