This book both disgusted me and intrigued me. I loved it, I hated it, it was...everything all at once! I must admit, I scratched my head all the way through as to killed Joe Durvance, and I didn't see the ending coming at all. Excellent plot twist. Gareth manages to make the disturbing elements of life both funny yet traumatic at the same time.
The characters are diverse and very unique in their personalities. Each one very human in their depictions, even down to bodily functions. It's a little much, but it's true to life in that respect. I did find myself laughing at times. I also felt my stomach churning at times. Sometimes both happened simultaneously which made for an interesting evening.
It leaves you guessing all the way through who the killer might be, and just when you think you might be onto someone, chances are you were wrong...at least I was anyway.
If you like dark humour, a healthy dose of cynicism, and a true who-done-it mystery, definitely buy this book.
by N. Gosney