This is a brilliantly plotted, black humour infused, roller coaster ride that reads like a bullet and keeps you not just on the edge of your seat but the tips of your toes.
For any literary snob that still looks down on genre writers I pity you because the way Scalzi has constructed this novel is something to behold.
Kate Atkinson is a wonderful writer. The depth she brings to each character adds a whole new layer missing from most run of the mill crime mysteries. Atkinson also defies the crime genre’s conventions playing with structure and challenging your expectations.
Full of Bruen’s trademark humour and references this may not be Ken Bruen at his best but it is still Ken Bruen.
If you ever doubted the power of fiction then this is the novel to reaffirm your belief. If you already know how powerful fiction can be, prepared to be blown away.