This is my favorite Inspector Banks book. I loved the music and poetry references. Enjoyed learning about Brighton Beach and all the concerts from the late 60's. The book focused mainly on two separate cases involving young women who were raped. One from the past (1967) and one from the present. I found the book well-written and researched. The characters were well-developed and the storyline was riveting. There were many plot twists which kept the pages turning. One thing I like about Peter Robinson's books is that he does not disappoint. His books are always very interesting and intriguing. I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series and hope for many more in the future.