It’s nice to see Jack Till back. First introduced by Thomas Perry in SILENCE, Till is a former LAPD homicide detective and presently a private investigator. THE BOYFRIEND brings him back for an impressive reprise as he hunts a vicious, seemingly invisible, and apparently unstoppable murderer.
Till is an even-keeled, methodical investigator, neither self-effacing nor falsely modest, who lays out the cards with which he is dealt with some occasional assistance from the dealer. In THE BOYFRIEND, he is hired by the parents of a young woman who has been brutally and senselessly murdered. Catherine Hamilton is the victim; what distinguishes her is that she is a worker in the sex trade