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The spine-chilling saga of a young divorcee struggling to raise her daughter in a rancidly damp flat oozes atmosphere.
Nor can it invade the nostrils with the acrid pungency of aviation spirit or the first stench of cremating flesh, the assault on the senses from over 30,000 pints of blood, the sundered bladders and tons of faeces all vapourised into the morning air or cooking rancidly in the fires that were to burn for weeks.