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The Hollow Man

The Hollow Man: A Novel - Oliver Harris A crackling and fast-paced introduction to a slightly scummy but oddly compelling anti-hero, DC Belsey. He's pretty much at the bottom of the barrel, nine lives used up and on his way out, when the book starts - and although it seems like it's just going to be another "cop who doesn't play by the rules" sort of novel, it ends up being way more. Some tenuous plotting at the end aside, it's a hell of a read and sprinkled with some great wit to boot. If you're looking for a crime novel that isn't Nordic and isn't cookie-cutter and isn't Luther-violent, this is a good start to what'll hopefully be a great series. Go for it, chums.More at RB: http://wp.me/pGVzJ-Fz