Where The Devil Can’t Go by Anya Lipska

Janusz Kiszka is a Polish ex-pat who has been living in London for over twenty years. A man with a past he’d rather forget.


Janusz is a ‘fixer’. A kind of  unofficial Private Eye. 


When he is asked by his priest to track down a missing Polish waitress it seems like a straightforward case of a young girl running away with her boyfriend. 


However, as Janusz searches for the girl, he digs deeper and uncovers something much more sinister.


Meanwhile,  D C Natalie Kershaw, new to the job and trying to make her mark, is investigating the suspicious death of a young Polish girl whose body is washed up from the river Thames.


And, of course, the two stories intertwine.


Where The Devil Can’t Go is the cracking début novel from Anya Lipska, which mixes a well paced police procedural with a tense political thriller. The world of the Polish ex pat in London is brilliantly drawn, as are the scenes set in Poland, and both Janusz Kiszka and Natalie Kershaw are vivid, gritty, no-nonsense characters who deserve to feature in more novels.


Where The Devil Can’t Go is a great calling card for Anya Lipska and surely the start of an addictive new crime series.