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Wednesday, 4 January 2012
‘Sleep like the Dead’ by Alex Gray
Published by Sphere,
22 December 2011.
Investigating is Detective Chief Inspector William Lorimer’s team and his new Detective Constable Omar Adel Fathy. And so they begin the interviews of those closest to Kenneth Scott with the exception of his ex-wife who they cannot locate.
Across the city, a hit-man is keen to collect his fee and be on his way. But matters don’t go smoothly and this makes him angry and bent on revenge.
Spain wee toerag Billy is living royally on 10K that isn’t his, but wee Billy is not that savey away from his native . Glasgow
Further professional killings has DCI Lorimer struggling to find any evidence, and following budget cut-backs he cannot call on criminal psychologist Solomon Brightman, to give him a profile of the killer. Although saddened that he is no longer able to be involved, Solomon and his wife Dr Rosie Ferguson, the forensic pathologist is pregnant with their first child, so they have much to occupy them, but Solomon is closer to the case than he knows.
An intriguing mystery, rich is characters that initially seem unrelated until the author skilfully draws the threads together and the story unfolds to reveal the full picture. The strands of the story are satisfyingly tied-up, with a twist at the end that for this reader ejects into the story a note of sadness. Very highly recommended.