Hawthorn & Child are mid-ranking detectives tasked with finding significance in the scattered facts. They appear and disappear in the fragments of this book along with a ghost car, a crime boss, a pick-pocket, a dead racing driver and a pack of wolves. The mysteries are everywhere, but the biggest of all is our mysterious compulsion to solve them.
Breathtakingly unpredictable and unapologetically strange. And the writing is perfectly assured and elegant.—The Guardian
The only certainty is that we've all misunderstood everything