‘One of You Is a Monster’

In her latest column, Sarah Weinman explores four new novels, each dark in a different way.

By Sarah Weinman

It took more than a decade, but David Peace has finally published TOKYO REDUX (Knopf, 464 pp., $28), the final volume of one of my favorite crime trilogies. There are no duds in Peace’s body of work: The “Red Riding” quartet depicts the despair and horror of living in proximity to the Yorkshire Ripper murders, while a looser trio of novels (“GB84,”The Damned Utd” and “Red or Dead”) offers wily social commentary on what ailed and uplifted postwar northern England, sometimes simultaneously.

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