Sarah thinks of herself as a normal single mum, but she is after something more and a chance encounter with the mysterious Conrad might just be what she is looking for. Meanwhile Tom Thorne is investigating what seems to be an ordinary suicide. Convinced a con man who preys on vulnerable women is behind the suicide, the investigation becomes linked to a different murder elsewhere. It's up to Thorne and his fellow investigator Nicola Tanner to unravel this intriguing case.
Mark Billingham is an excellent storyteller who throws so many different twists into his stories that leave you guessing. I love how his characters have evolved over the many books in this series. In this book, Thorne's on/off relationship with his girlfriend Helen is a great side story which
brings Phil Hendricks, his best mate and coroner, into the mix too. The interaction with Nicola Tanner and their working relationship also makes for an interesting and thoroughly enjoying read.
If you haven't read Mark Billingham as yet, I seriously urge you to give him a try; you won't be disappointed. He is one of my favourite authors and could be your next favourite too.