I’d consider this book to be the original kind of crime fiction – only much better written, much more interesting, and with far more class. A story of love, hardship and some really unexpected twists and turns, this is one of my favourite books of all time.
It didn’t disappoint on the second read through – it must have been about four years since I first read it, so I’d pretty much entirely forgotten what happened, which was great because I got to experience it all over again.
There are a few things which make me think “huh?” and maybe one or two things are a bit farfetched, but that doesn’t stop this book from being a classic. Well worth a read – it has it all.