This was just what I expected after having read the previous parts in the series. The language is a bit over-the-top British (with "mate"s, "love"s and "cheers" flying everywhere), but creates quite a fun atmosphere. Tom is sweet as ever, the relationship between him and Phil developing slowly, but surely (although they have to overcome some serious issues), and Gary playing a lovely side role. Tom's mother's actions at dinner with Phil didn't quite make sense to me - when compared to her other appearance, she doesn't seem rude enough to act like that.(show spoiler)
Still, overall, it was an enjoyable mystery read, and I can't wait for the next part.