The novel also features a number of other storylines and characters, including Michael Waterman, the owner of the casino Wilma had spent the evening in, Waterman's son Ben, and Ben's friend Stephen. As their serial killer makes it hot for everyone, the question becomes not merely who the murderer is, but how many more people will have to die before he's caught. And it's up to Lloyd, Hill, and their team of investigators to make that happen sooner rather than later.
Unlucky for Some is a prime example of sophisticated British crime literature, focusing not merely on crime but society as well. McGown's deft characterizations give you a sense of the characters as individuals, not merely ciphers on a page. And the plot twists will be sufficient to keep most mystery buffs interested. All in all, Unlucky for Some isn't a reference to the book's readers; they'll enjoy it plenty.