Last year I downloaded the book Jack Glass from Kindle. I decided to start reading it during my travels in the last couple of days. I really really enjoyed the first part of the novel. It was set in an asteroid full of a few prisoners. The next section was good, but as it was focused on two rich kids, it was less interesting. I was disappointed in the final section.
It could be that I am not interested in character development. I want the psychopath in the first chapter to keep on killing until the dying pages of the novel.
Adam Roberts works at a University and has the time to write novels.