Book Review – Dark Water

Dark Water, by Caro Ramsay.  Penguin.

The third instalment set in Glasgow with DS Costello and DS Anderson and their team at Patrick Hill Station.  This time round, we see a little more team spirit with the Superintendent – although Quinn still knows she is an outsider.  Quinn once more gives us a great insight into the relationships at play in Patrick Hill Station.

Dark Water starts out with the death of a small time criminal and finishes up with Anderson and Costello solving not just one, but several crimes.  They work their way seamlessly from Glasgow’s rough crime underbelly up to the glamorous and privileged existence of Scotland’s favourite thespian and her family.

In the course of the investigation, they learn as much about themselves – Anderson where he’s going and Costello where she’s coming from!  In the end, it is the questions that Costello has been afraid to ask which provide the most provoking and revealing answers of all.

A satisfying crime novel with characters that are really beginning to feel like they’ve been around a long time – in the nicest possible way!

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