Crime fiction succeeds in familiar setting

Undertow By Arlene Hunt. Hatchette Books. €16.20

8th November, 2008

Undertow By Arlene Hunt. Hatchette Books. €16.20

Those s e eking a CSI inspired production are likely to be sorely disappointed by Arlene Hunt’s latest novel.

Glossy, touched-up crime Undertow is not. Instead, it has a gritty sense of reality and cleverly written characters that go far beyond the glamorous detectives and pathologists found in other books of its ilk. Straight away, the sense of place is evident and, unlike so many crime...

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