A strangled prostitute, laid out on a prize-winning fairway. A stabbed pensioner, found wasting away in a rubbish-strewn house. And a brutally murdered banker, his expensive car sabotaged en route to a plush home. All three have suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, something DCI Kenny Gillespie knows all about.
It’s certainly bad luck that the Edinburgh detective picked today to tell his wife about his recent affair. But with Scotland’s capital city falling into lawlessness and a rabid media calling for his head, Gillespie has much more to worry about than just who has blood on their hands.
And with a boss who cares more about his golf average than the body count and a rookie partner who knows more about coffee than he does about crime, the detective has never felt more of an outsider. That’s just the way he likes it.
Slings & Arrows is a fast-paced psychological thriller that pulls at the edges of a fraying society.