Are they sex workers? Are they trying to make sure they don't look like sex workers?
Not any more. They're in their fifties now but used to be drug addicts and protitutes.
The book's by Denise Mina, who I generally like, but in this one you have the psycho killer's thoughts in between the chapters and I don't like that. Apart from everything else, it's been done so often that it's a cliché now and just boring and I don't want to read misogynistic ravings in my free time. So I simply skip those pages, but apart from that, yes, so far I think it's good. (I haven't read that far yet.)
Re #11: I thought I had given quite a bit of context.
Wird das wirklich impliziert
Nein, so detailliert nicht. Das wollte ich gar nicht sagen, sorry; ich hätte vielleicht schreiben sollen "Would a tracksuit or similar really be seen as befitting a day in court".
Aber " tidy clothes that don't fit or flatter them, boring clothes in tidy, boring colours." ist für mich eben keine Beschreibung von Jogginganzügen, auch nicht so ähnlich. Deshalb die Verwirrung.
Edit: I've finished the book but wouldn't actually recommend it. Some of the character descriptions are very good and it's well-written, but overall the plot was not very convincing and it felt strangly half-arsed towards the end, as if the author needed to finish the book but couldn't really be bothered with connecting the scenes. properly.