A police procedural with a little extra cleverness set in Bristol, England. I give it:
- A- for pacing and plot generally. There were some nice twists. The main character, Liam McLusky, could have had more to do with them, though.
- B for characterization; McLusky stays just on the right side of the "quirky" / "irritating fuck-up" line, which makes him interesting. The character is otherwise a recognizable type.
- B- for atmosphere. It's standard Urban Grit enhanced by a decent sense of place.
- C- for writing, in the words-and-sentences sense. There are a good many fragmentary or run-on sentences, viewpoint characters popping into and out of frame, telling rather than showing what the characters are feeling, and poorly-constructed paragraphs.