Kernick returns with a new standalone thriller, 'Good Cop Bad Cop'. Chris 'Bonkers' Sketty at one time had it all; a wife, a family and a promising career. But any of those can be taken away from a person at any time. And this book follows the story of Sketty from his time in SO11, to present day.
Sketty's tells a good story, and always has a plausible reason as to why he continually finds himself of the middle of trouble and quite often murder. But although the story is told from Sketty's point of view it is not possible to know whether he is a very good story teller, or a very good liar.
Sketty is presented as quite a broken man and it is impossible not to feel empathy at times for him. He is his own worst enemy and doesn't know when to stop, together with him having quite a lot of self-pity which portrayed him as a little weak at times.
As ever, Kernick writes a book that not only has to be read, but has to be read quickly. The plot runs at breakneck speed, all the time keeping you guessing as to who really is the 'Good Cop, Bad Cop'.