I thought ‘The man who wanted to know‘ by DA Mishani, a police procedural set in Tel Aviv (although it could be set any where as there is nothing particularly Israeli about this novel), sounded like an interesting read.
Avi, the lead character has just been promoted to head up an investigations team, that gets called to the murder of an elderly lady in a locked room. He is plagued with self doubt as to his own abilities, a struggling relationship with his girlfriend and a boss who doesn’t want him to follow leads that point to a rogue policeman at the heart of the case.
I have to confess that by half way I didn’t want to know who had done it or what happened to the characters. It’s not terrible but Mishani is going to have to step up his game if there are more of these to follow.