Characterful heroine debuts in a novel exploring the seedy side of life in New South Wales' capital city (perhaps one day for a change someone will ex..Show More »plore the nice side of Sydney - it must have one!). The author is an ex-cop so the book feels authentic and the story is fast and tense. But despite a strong romantic theme it lacks the humanity and humour of Jon Cleary's wonderful Sydney-set Scobie Malone series (only one of which is now available in Audible - shame!). Unimaginative title, too - there's already 3 or 4 other books with the same title. Will I be reading more in the series? Maybe, but I don't feel compelled to go straight on to the second book. Full marks to Kate Hosking, always welcome as a narrator.