In the wake of a nasty child-murder case, Detective Inspector Ray Lennox of the Edinburgh PD has suffered a full-scale breakdown. He's been placed on leave for mental retuning and takes off for a few days of sun in Miami. From there, Crime becomes an unmistakably Welshian blend of the macabre and the psychologically astute, as Lennox faces a dwindling supply of antidepressants, a bridal-magazine-toting fiancee who wants him to think seriously about floral arrangements, and some coke-happy locals who lead him back into old habits. Is he really in the right shape to be playing knight-errant to a terrified ten-year-old girl? Will his best instincts and worst judgments get them both killed, or find him the redemption he seeks?"
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Review: CrimeUser Review - Adam - Goodreads
I love Irvine Welsh, but this was far from his best. It reads like a standard cop procedural novel, or a thriller by a guy who'd read a synopses of Lolita. His ear for American dialect pales when ... Read full review
Review: CrimeUser Review - Jessica - Goodreads
I liked this one just as much as Filth, but at the same time, it doesn't really feel like a normal Welsh novel. It's not a humorous and reads more like a serious crime novel. a cracking good one, but ... Read full review