Very readable, but ultimately thin and disappointing. The ending was inappropriately upbeat, with the paedophile fairly happy in prison though it seeems more likely that he would be persecuted by other inmates. The Inspector saying to the victim's mother that it was worth getting to know her and her murdered son was very jarring. There was also some irrelevant nonsense about a psychic. Some vivid and powerful passages, particularly in the depiction of the couple who found the body but the detectives themselves were bland and shadowy figures. I doubt I will be tempted to try more in this series.