Another cracker in the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series from the most imaginative creator of serial killers we have.
Everything a great detective novel should be: pacy, gripping, clever and stylish and, most of all, a fantastic read.
McDermid remains unrivalled at yoking chilling scenarios to a pulsing narrative; and Hill's torment is palpable in this scary, dark thriller. Brilliant
...reminds us just how finely plotted and intelligently written McDermid's novels are. More please - and soon.
McDermid's books are getting better and better...an absorbing novel of character.
McDermid's mastery of this genre is evident, particularly in her dialogue, in which there is rarely a false note.
Gripping, well-written, nail-biting stuff
One of our finest crime writers.
So gripping that it puts your life on hold.
A moving novel, not just a gripping one.
As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get.
She is the real mistress of psychological gripping thrillers; no-one can plot or tell a story like she can. The hairs on my neck literally stood up.