" This is going to be a hard review to write, I'm afraid. I disliked the book and liked it in equal turns. The dialogue is very hard to follow, even for a die hard thriller fan like me, and at times I found I had to go back and re-read numerous paragraphs/sentences to understand what was going on; sometimes I still didn't! It's extremely disjointed for the most part and I never really understood why Captain Squill was trying to scupper the investigation: strange as Carson was hot on the trail of the killer. If every murder investigation was treated like this by the hierarchy, it would take an age to solve. I really don't know whether I'll read the next in the series, albeit I bought it as the reviews said to stick with the series as it does get better: not sure at the moment though. On the plus side, I didn't figure out who the killer was until just before Carson did, and there are a couple of red herrings thrown in for good measure. It was enough to hold my concentration for a couple of days so I'll rate it 3.5 stars. "
— Gail, 1/22/2014