An unusual thriller, this novel takes place in an imaginary Edinburgh where a volcanic island, the Inch, has materialised in the sea off the coast. Surtsey, our narrator, gets involved in a series of deaths, some of which are murders.
The story is well-told and is quite gripping. Characters are well-developed and interesting as well as being diverse. If the reader is sensitive to stories involving alcohol, drugs, sex etc .., then this is not for you. The book is not long at 215 pages and it makes for a worthwhile holiday read if nothing else. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.