Stef Penney's first novel "The Tenderness of Wolves" is by far one of my favorite books. I was eagerly awaiting her second novel. It doesn't have the same zing to it that she managed in the first novel but it is still a great story.
Set in a Gypsy community in the UK, one of women of the Janko family has gone missing. They go to a Romani private investigator and ask him to find Rose. A lot of the Gypsy culture is explored and described, which I found interesting. It's not a traditional detective novel, more a story that features a detective in amongst a whole set of characters.
Great read, but Penney's first novel is still the better of the two.