Karen spent 30+ years as a Civil Servant, mostly in Revenue which is where she developed my absolute hatred of poor writing skills! Her favourite genre is now crime/thriller/police procedural/legal genre with the occasional foray into chick-lit and general fiction.
Essentially the book is about the lead up to and the aftermath of a major incident; any more detail would spoil the read.
The style can confuse at first because it is written in the first person from the perspective of nine different people but you quickly get used to it.
The reader gets to know each character and what ultimately happens to them. I was gripped from the start and thoroughly enjoyed the book but I was also a bit disappointed - all these characters were developed but most of them exited the story halfway through the book (no spoilers!) and I found myself wondering why they had been made such a large part of the story to begin with.
I also felt that the latter half of the story was very reminiscent of a particular BBC programme and overall it did not feel very original. However, it is an excellent and enjoyable read which I think will appeal to most people not just fans of crime.