I liked this a lot. Unique story, decent character development, very interesting the way individual stories get woven together.
Well constructed, intriguing, but ultimately depressing.
This book begins with a very intriguing idea - three seemingly unrelated storylines, each with its own central mystery - but relies on unlikely twists to bring them together. The ultimate conclusion was unconvincing and not particularly satisfying, a shame because I really enjoyed the first 80% of the novel.
Very interesting read with well developed characters. You won't want to put the book down as you are carried along trying to uncover the connection between the cases and the mysteries associated with each case are solved in surprising ways.
I liked this book for the most part, but think it tried to tie too many things together. The detective character gets involved with a family that had a child disappear, an unsolved murder in an office, and an ax murderer. He also has ongoing cases tracking a suspected adulterer and trying to determine if an old lady's cats are really disappearing. And he's dealing with his daughter, ex-wife, etc., etc. It kept my interest, but I had to write out a 'cheat sheet' to keep all the characters straight. Enjoyed the British descriptions and humor.
A promising book with a weak and implausible resolution. If you are going to pull your readers along, then don't insult them with a "What the hey?" answer to Whodunit.
Great storyteller! this book i could not put down! fantastic mysteries in one great narrative.