Meet Emily Underwood. She works for the Food Standards Agency. Based in Partridge Towers in the heart of Norwich, her job is to keep the people of England safe from all sorts of nastiness in the food chain. When she gets sent to a house on the outskirts of the city that may or not be operating as a restaurant, she discovers that things aren’t quite as she thought.
Meanwhile, her flatmate Catherine is in trouble with the law, and not for the first time. When she gets into a spot of bother in a layby that’s a favorite haunt for night-time outdoor enthusiasts, Emily and her boyfriend Warren do their best to help her out. But it’s not Warren’s fault that he’s a bit useless. That’s just the way he is.
Will Warren and Emily ever get some personal time together? Can Catherine stay out of prison? And what’s actually going on behind the twitching net curtains of the house Emily’s desperate to inspect?
This short read (100 pages) is a companion piece to the best-selling dark comedy trilogy featuring the same characters. It’s British humour — spelt with a ‘u’ — at its best.
A perfect lunchtime read, but do you really know what’s in your sandwiches?