The pace in the book is exhilirating towards the end and even though the ending isn't quite what you expected it is enough of a conclusion to leave you coming to 1980 with fresh expectations.
Without giving away the ending lets just say that the idea of angels that appears obliquely in 1974 via the swan motif is more dangerous here plaguing jack Whitehead the crime reporter.
For Bob Fraser now alienated after his prostitute girlfriend has turned up dead he discovers that on the family front not all is as it seemed anyway.
That sense of wondering who you can trust never leaves the narrative for a second. police follow police and journalists try to outdo each other. Even when you think you can turn to sleep the dreams and memories are there to destroy you.
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