A fantastic crime thriller – modern classic! Marsons establishes intimate personal relationship between DI Kim Stone and the victims – the real victims. That relationship goes back in time and brings the detective to life. Her determination to find the killer becomes fully justified – the woman has a personal axe to grind and the killer may well turn out a victim.
The victims are multi-faceted – they are victims as well as convicts, sinners who are sentenced to punishment. As a reader, one quickly starts to search for reasons of the killings and leaves the condemnation to one side.
Nothing is simple and there are many dimensions to this modern-day crime and punishment novel.