I bought this book purely on the basis that it is read by the incomparable Rupert Degas. I swear that man could read a shopping list and I'd be hooked..Show More ». However, putting Rupert and his many voices to one side, this is a really good, grip you by the collar and drag you along, crime thriller. The main protagonist is a damaged character (aren't we all one way or another?), but this time he's not a maverick cop! Yippee for that! It's well written and has some tense, eebie jeebie moments and also, unusually, some extremely poignant scenes. I believe this is book one of a series. For me, time will pass too slowly until the next is written and released.