I seem to be reading a lot of anthologies lately and this collection of suspenseful short stories by Iain Rowan is one of them. It's not only due to the fact that I generally love thrillers that this book captured me right from the start.
All the stories are very well-written and superbly devised, with a wonderful eye for detail in both the cast and settings, letting the reader catch a glimpse into the dark abyss of the human heart. And it's always the ending of each and every story which is the cherry on the cake.
As far as my favorites go I'm actually having a hard time to pick as I appreciated all the stories in their own shocking and cruel, yet often just ways. Though if I had to choose I'd say that I especially liked "The Chain" and "Moths" where the plot goes full circle, as much as "Easy Job" with its well deserved ending and "Nowhere to go" with its psychological twist.
In short: A great set of deep and dark crime stories!