Very dark. I couldn't get into the lead character. He is a beat up police detective whose lost his family due to the job and has no light at the end of the tunnel. In other words, his life is a train wreck and he has no ambition to fix it. All he has is the job,which he is good at.
The writing has a lot of descriptive filler in it, much more than the storyline needs. I felt like I was being dragged through the story.
I enjoy British detective stories. This author is not one I will come back to. I gave Divided House (the title has nothing to do with the story) 2 stars for the fact that Dalgliesh has written a successful series that apparently has a good following.