Tom Quiss is heading up a civilian investigative unit in Glasgow, he’s had enough of gruesome crimes. However, when the bodies of two people are found Quiss is thrust into the investigation due to cuts. This messy double murder is just the start of a terrible plan, which Quiss and Shona Bally his surly civilian underling feel bound to investigate, even after the case is handed over to MIT. If the body count alone is not alarming enough, there may be a leak in the department too.
This novel is full of twists and turns but also good characterisation and the rapport between Shona and Tom makes entertaining reading. Shona is a very quirky character, somewhat the opposite of Tom, who would like to be low key and spend his lunch hours enjoying his lawn bowls, but is rolled over by Shona to investigate things further. I didn’t see the conclusion coming. There were a few typos too many in the version I read, but overall it was a good read.
Quick to read because the story flows so well and is unapologetically gripping, this is probably the best thriller I have read from this author.
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