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"The death of a suspect in custody," says Inspector Neith of the Witness, "is a very serious matter."
–Nick Harkaway - Gnomon - c.2017

I loved this book. Loved it. But I am totally aware that this is not a book that everyone will enjoy. It starts out with Inspector Neith investigating a death in custody. Her method of investigation includes reliving the mind of the deceased. And so we are introduced to Diana Hunter, a woman who refused to engage with the surveillance society that England has become. But not only Diana for their seem to be other voices in her memories, other memories and lives begin to surface.

It is a bizarre book.

But wonderfully bizarre, speculating about politics and society and the role of surveillance and privacy and even the state in individuals’ lives. I have to recommend that you give it a try.

However, it is a long book. And maybe it would have been better if it had been edited down a little, but at the same time I enjoyed everything I read.

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