One Under by Graham Hurley
A man, chained inside a tunnel and then dismembered and scattered along the tracks by the early morning train from Portsmouth to London. The beginning of DI Joe Faraday's most gruesome case yet. A bizarre suicide? The cruelest of murders? Checking the list of missing persons as the police attempt to identify the body DC Winter comes across a missing man, someone who stepped out of their ordered life with no hint of leaving. He's not the man in the tunnel, he's simply disappeared. The only person he can find who knew him works in the city morgue. Once again Graham Hurley has taken his forensic skill to the lives of people, victims, criminals and police, struggling to survive life in a modern British city. With his trademark realism and his focus on two very different policeman; one awkward and by the book, the other bolshy and walking the thinnest of lines, Hurley's Faraday and Winter novels are earning ever more spectacular reviews, and building readership. One Under: two deaths, two tangles of emotions and thwarted love, one brilliant microcosm of Britain today.