The Chemistry of Death  - Simon Beckett

Phew.  Took me what seems like forever to read this one.  And it was a pretty good book, the main plot was pretty solid and the ending was a real surprise.. 


What really held me back was the whole back story.  Everyone had a tragic past and it had to be rehashed every other page and jeebus, I just.  don't.  care.  I'm not bloody Dr. Phil, get on with it.

But overall, it's good enough that I'll give the second book a chance.