I picked this up over the summer as it is set in Valencia and that was where I was headed for a short break. It is a city and a region that I know somewhat and I would recommend to anyone.
This is the story of a policeman investigating a murder, but it is much more than that. It is a look at – and a commentary on – modern Spain. Economic downturn, unemployment, starved resources, corruption. Hardly the sunnier side of the country. But it definitely catches the mood.
The characters are solid enough although I get the impression that it would be better to start this series with an earlier book.
Not awe-inspiring but good enough to want to read more. I’ll be back one day.