An extremely dark, difficult read with the devious mind of the killer known to us early on.
This means as a reader you get to see his actions, hear his thoughts and be repulsed by him from near the beginning of the book, which makes you not sit back comforably as you know who is doing the crimes, however you aren't working it out either.
There are times in the book I really wanted to scream at the victims to run to safety!
Nicholl's is an accomplished author and gives great meaning to the evil written word.
We have met DI Gravel in previous books, but this isn't a series as such, but I have read a few previous books and highly recommend reading them. Especially White is the coldest colour, which is having a revamp/relaunch soon.
A clever criminal approach has been done and catching them is a game of cat and mouse before the time runs out and a must read for fans of dark crim fiction.