I read this after buying several books in the Pitt series at a garage sale. It was a couple years before I learned that Anne Perry (real name Juliet Hulme) helped her best gal pal plan and commit matricide when they were teenagers. In light of this revelation, I think I'm going to have to pass on this series and the author altogether. While I enjoyed The Cater Street Hangman, I don't think I will ever get past an author with Perry's record writing MURDER mysteries in fairly gruesome detail. It's just too disturbing for my taste. Call me judgmental if you want. So she claims to have found God. I really don't care. My mind has drawn a line and reading this broad's books definitely crosses it.